US: /ˈdʒɛnɝəs/
UK: /d‍ʒˈɛnəɹəs/

English Vietnamese dictionary

generous /'dʤenərəs/
  • tính từ
    • rộng lượng, khoan hồng
    • rộng rãi, hào phóng
    • thịnh soạn
      • a generous meal: bữa ăn thịnh soạn
    • màu mỡ, phong phú
      • generous soil: đất màu mỡ
    • thắm tươi (màu sắc)
    • dậm (rượu)

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective (approving)
1 ~ (with sth) giving or willing to give freely; given freely: a generous benefactor + to be generous with your time / money + to be generous in giving help + a generous gift / offer + It was generous of him to offer to pay for us both.
Antonym: MEAN
2 more than is necessary; large: a generous helping of meat + a generous increase in salary + The car has a generous amount of space.
3 kind in the way you treat people; willing to see what is good about sb/sth: a generous mind / spirit + He wrote a very generous assessment of my work.
generously adverb: Please give generously. + a dress that is generously cut (= uses plenty of fabric)

Thesaurus dictionary

1 bounteous, bountiful, magnanimous, charitable, eleemosynary, philanthropic, lavish, open-handed, free, liberal, unstinting, ungrudging, beneficent, benevolent, big-hearted, munificent:
Not everyone who has money is generous with it.
2 magnanimous, benevolent, charitable, unselfish, humanitarian, humane, kindly, noble, high-minded, lofty, good, disinterested, unprejudiced:
He was too generous in acknowledging the accomplishments of his political foes.
3 plentiful, full, lavish, overflowing, abundant, bounteous, handsome, copious, ample:
They certainly serve generous portions at that restaurant.

Collocation dictionary


appear, be, feel, seem, sound | become, get
John's getting very generous with the wine!


amazingly, exceedingly, exceptionally, extraordinarily, extremely, incredibly, most, very, wonderfully
You have been most generous.
| excessively, overly
The review panel criticized the payments as overly generous.
| fairly, pretty, quite, rather, reasonably, relatively


Thank you for your donation. It was very generous of you.
| to
They have been extremely generous to the mosque.
| with
She's quite generous with her praise.

Concise English dictionary

+willing to give and share unstintingly
+not petty in character and mind
+more than adequate