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adjective generous pronunciation in British English /ˈdʒenərəs/
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  1. 1
    giving people more of your time or money than is usual or expected
    Merton is clearly a warm and generous person.
    generous to: Billy was very generous to people who had less than he did.
    generous with: Lawyers have been generous with their time and talents.
    generous of someone (to do something): That’s very generous of you.
    1. a.
      a generous present is larger or more expensive than is usual or expected
      The committee expressed thanks to everyone for their generous donations.
      a generous gift
  2. 2
    a generous amount is larger than is usual or necessary
    a generous helping of rice
    a generous court settlement
    There are generous discounts to groups of ten or more.
  3. 3
    kind, friendly, and helpful
    Thank you for your generous comments.

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They gave generously to local charities.
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