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Dictionary Information: Definition Generosity
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Description and Meaning: Generosity

  Generosity (Gen`er*os"i*ty) (?), n.
[L. generositas: cf. F. générosité.]

1. Noble birth. [Obs.] Harris (Voyages).
2. The quality of being noble; noble-mindedness. "Generosity is in nothing more seen than in a candid estimation of other men's virtues and good qualities." Barrow.
3. Liberality in giving; munificence.

Synonyms -- Magnanimity; liberality.

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