Generously
Generous Gen"er*ous, a. [F. g['e]n['e]reux, fr. L. generous of noble birth, noble, excellent, magnanimous, fr. genus birth, race: cf. It. generoso. See 2d {Gender}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of honorable birth or origin; highborn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The generous and gravest citizens. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Exhibiting those qualities which are popularly reregarded as belonging to high birth; noble; honorable; magnanimous; spirited; courageous. ``The generous critic.'' --Pope. ``His generous spouse.'' --Pope. ``A generous pack [of hounds].'' --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. Open-handed; free to give; not close or niggardly; munificent; as, a generous friend or father. [1913 Webster]

4. Characterized by generosity; abundant; overflowing; as, a generous table. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

5. Full of spirit or strength; stimulating; exalting; as, generous wine.

Syn: Magnanimous; bountiful. See {Liberal}. -- {Gen"er*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Gen"er*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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