Gen"er*ous (?), a. [F. g'en'ereux, fr. L. generous of noble birth, noble, excellent, magnanimous, fr. genus birth, race: cf. It. generoso. See 2d Gender.]
Of honorable birth or origin; highborn.
The generous and gravest citizens.
Exhibiting those qualities which are popularly reregarded as belonging to high birth; noble; honorable; magnanimous; spirited; courageous.
. "His generous
. "A generous
pack [of hounds]." Addison
Open-handed; free to give; not close or niggardly; munificent; as, a generous friend or father.
Characterized by generosity; abundant; overflowing; as, a generous table.
Full of spirit or strength; stimulating; exalting; as, generous wine.
Syn. -- Magnanimous; bountiful. See Liberal.
-- Gen"er*ous*ly, adv. -- Gen"er*ous*ness, n.
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