noun, plural gen·er·os·i·ties.

  1. readiness or liberality in giving.
  2. freedom from meanness or smallness of mind or character.
  3. a generous act: We thanked him for his many generosities.
  4. largeness or fullness; amplitude.

noun plural -ties

  1. willingness and liberality in giving away one’s money, time, etc; magnanimity
  2. freedom from pettiness in character and mind
  3. a generous act
  4. abundance; plenty

early 15c., “nobility, goodness of race,” from Latin generositatem (nominative generositas) “nobility, excellence, magnanimity,” from generosus (see generous). Meaning “munificence” is recorded from 1670s.

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