|Origin:||généreux, from Latin generosus 'born into a high rank', from genus; GENUS|
someone who is generous is willing to give money, spend time etc, in order to help people or give them pleasure [≠ mean]
She's always very generous to the kids.
Jim is very generous with his time.
it/that is generous (of somebody)
It was generous of them to ask Anna along.
generous offer/support/donation etc
my employer's generous offer to pay the bill
larger or more than the usual size or amount [≠ measly]:
a generous glass of wine
generous amount/helping/measure etc
a generous helping of pasta
He had a well-shaped, generous mouth.
sympathetic in the way you deal with people, and tending to see the good qualities in someone or something [≠ mean]:
She was generous enough to overlook my little mistake.
Please give generously to the refugee fund.