Word of the Day: Munificent


mu-nif-i-cent / myo͞o-nĭf-ĭ-sənt


1. extremely generous; freely giving

If riches increase, let thy mind hold pace with them; and think it not enough to be liberal, but munificent

Thomas Browne, 1605 – 1682

2. generous or abundant in amount or quantity

While so engaged at Greenbush, now East Albany, N.Y., he [Herman Melville] received the munificent salary of ‘six dollars a quarter and board.’

From “Introduction to the Edition of 1892” by Arthur Stedman, ?