mean vs generous

mean

Definitions

adjective

  1. having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
  2. (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
  3. excellent
  4. characterized by malice
  5. of no value or worth
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verb

  1. destine or designate for a certain purpose
  2. denote or connote
  3. mean or intend to express or convey
  4. have a specified degree of importance
  5. have in mind as a purpose
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noun

  1. an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n

Examples

In the meantime Esco workers will be stuck with a bad deal.

Concentration now had to be aimed at the means of transporting the aircraft from the field to the carrier in Glasgow.

Before Malfurion could ask who she meant, Tyrande brought the glaive up in a salute and murmured something in the hidden tongue of the Sisterhood.

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generous

Definitions

adjective

  1. more than is usual or necessary
  2. not petty in character and mind
  3. willing to give and share unstintingly

Examples

I'm sure there will be a generous amount of worthies stepping forward to parse every sentence, on the eternal quest for the definitive admission that it's over.

Although I have finally been given a small piece of work to do (nothing crucial, generous deadline), I'm finding it hard to apply myself after such a long period of enforced inactivity.

She was certainly generous and open to letting people use the mimeo and the space.

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