(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
1. liberality, generosity, unselfishness, munificence, largesse, bounty; charity, hospitality, beneficence, philanthropy; prodigality; fullness, broadness, breadth.
2. tolerance, catholicity, bigness, broad-mindedness, impartiality, lack of or freedom from bigotry, magnanimity. See justice.
3. gift, donation, present, gratuity, benefaction; giver, benefactor, philanthropist. Informal, big tipper. See giving, benevolence.
Verbs — spend freely, shower down upon, open one's purse strings, spare no expense, give carte blanche, lavish; liberalize, broaden.
1. liberal, free, generous, handsome, charitable, beneficent, philanthropic; bounteous, bountiful, unsparing, ungrudging, unstinting, lavish, profuse; open- or freehanded, open- or largehearted; hospitable, unselfish, princely, prodigal, munificent.
2. tolerant, catholic, progressive, broad- or large-minded, magnanimous, impartial, unbigoted, open-minded, receptive.
Adverbs — liberally, generously, etc.; with both hands. Interjection — keep the change!
Quotations — God loveth a cheerful giver (Bible), Defer not charities till death (Francis Bacon).
Antonyms, see economy, parsimony, selfishness.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Generosity]
Syn. benevolence, charity, giving; see generosity 1 .
2. [Broad-mindedness]
Syn. free thought, progressivism, universality; see liberalism .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being generous: big-heartedness, bounteousness, bountifulness, free-handedness, generosity, generousness, great-heartedness, large-heartedness, lavishness, magnanimity, magnanimousness, munificence, openhandedness, unselfishness, unsparingness. See GIVE.

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