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generosity

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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
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Etymology

generous + -ity

Noun

Singular
generosity

Plural
generosit

generosity (generosit)
  1. (uncountable) the trait of being willing to donate money and/or time
    • 1963: Erik H. Erikson, Childhood and Society
      We have mentioned generosity as an outstanding virtue required in Sioux life.
  2. (uncountable) acting generously
  3. (uncountable) the trait of being more than adequate
  4. (literally) (uncountable) good breeding; nobility of stock
  5. (countable) a generous act
    • 1873: Reverend M. C. Tyler, Proceedings at the Laying of the Corner Stone of the Sage College of the Cornell University
      May the generosities of the founders of these halls, be rewarded by the fair and holy characters which shall be here formed....

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