Antonyms for generous

Grammar : Adj
Spell : jen-er-uhs
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdʒɛn ər əs

Definition of generous

Origin :
  • 1580s, "of noble birth," from Middle French généreux, from Latin generosus "of noble birth," figuratively "magnanimous, generous," from genus (genitive generis) "race, stock" (see genus). Secondary senses of "unselfish" (1690s) and "plentiful" (1610s) were present in French and in Latin. Related: Generously; generousness.
  • adj giving, big-hearted
  • adj plentiful
Example sentences :
  • He looked absently at the sandwich, and bit a generous semicircle into it.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The offer was thankfully accepted, and the generous merchant was as good as his word.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • But he was a generous man and all meanness of spirit was foreign to his soul.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • She made no complaint of him, and even spoke of him as generous.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • They take not, I own, the right method with so generous a spirit.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • He was resolved to treat this subject upon large and generous principles.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • A new respect for him, also a new pity that was generous and not contemptuous, crept into his heart.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • He engaged me by the six months, and my entertainment was generous.
  • Extract from : « To be Read at Dusk » by Charles Dickens
  • With this new evidence of his generous virtue, the frown passed from his brows.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The generous "twinge of pain," to which she confesses, was intelligible.
  • Extract from : « De Libris: Prose and Verse » by Austin Dobson

Synonyms for generous

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