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generous

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Etymology

First attested in 1588, from Middle French généreux, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] generosus (of noble birth), from genus (race, stock).

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
generous

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  1. Willing to give and share unsparingly.
  2. Not petty in character and mind.
  3. More than adequate.
  4. (literally) Of noble birth.

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