Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Generous - thesaurus

Synonyms

generous

adjective

giving people more of your time or money than is usual or expected

hospitable

adjective

generous towards visitors and guests

kind-hearted

adjective

kind and generous

open-handed

adjective

generous

benevolent

adjective

formal willing to help and be generous towards people

good

adjective

kind, generous, and willing to help

selfless

adjective

caring about other people’s needs and problems more than your own

good-hearted

adjective

kind, generous, and helpful

liberal

adjective

generous with something

big-hearted

adjective

kind and generous towards other people

Show me more
Show me less

More synonyms

be big of someone (to do something)

used for saying that someone has been kind or generous, especially when you do not really think that they have

bounteous

adjective

literary very generous

bountiful

adjective

literary giving money, love etc generously

expansive

adjective

formal friendly, generous, or willing to talk

free

adjective

if you are free with something, especially money, you spend or give a lot of it

freely

adverb

generously, or in a willing way

munificent

adjective

formal extremely generous

soft-hearted

adjective

kind and generous towards other people

someone would give you the shirt off their back

used for saying that someone would do anything for a person who needed help

unselfish

adjective

used about someone’s behaviour

warm-hearted

adjective

friendly, kind, and generous

BuzzWord

hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play