Word of the Day: Generosity


gen-er-os-i-ty / jĕn-ə-rŏs-ĭ-tē


1. the trait of giving freely and generously to others

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. Kahlil Gibran, 1883 – 1931

2. kindness; nobleness; the quality of showing kindness or forgiveness

Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love usPablo Neruda, 1904 – 1973

3. a generous act

I like warmth and uncalled-for kindness, the small unnoticed generosities that speckle the meanness of the world. From “A Little Love Story: A Novel” by Roland Merullo, 1953 –

4. abundance; a plentiful quantity

He praised the generosity of his sentiments and the largeness of his sympathies. From “Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O”, edited by Thomas B. Reed, 1839 – 1902