[ US /ˈoʊvɝˌdʒɛnɝəs/ ]
[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəd‍ʒˈɛnəɹəs/ ]
  1. very generous
    a munificent gift
    the critics were lavish in their praise
    a munificent gift
    called for unstinting aid to Britain
    unsparing generosity
    prodigal praise
    his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent
    distributed gifts with a lavish hand
    his unstinted devotion
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How To Use overgenerous In A Sentence

  • I was actually expecting Princess Lover to be terrible, mainly because of the name, as well as the number of overgenerously proportioned females featured in the promo art. Anime Nano!
  • Having being overgenerous in its first table of standard values, the ministry has now swung the other way and the new rates represent a pretty unattractive underpinning of the market.
  • This is not to minimize the sadism, cliqueishness, and, well, Darwinian heartlessness of kids in schools and camps; nor is it intended to overgenerously credit the competence and open-mindedness of teachers and administrators. weinerdog
  • God of Carnage" has been compared—loosely and overgenerously, I believe—to the classic four-part disharmonies of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Stylish Spectacle Makes This 'Mission' Possible
  • It may also be worth making IE's page margins narrower, as they can sometimes be overgenerous.
  • In his characteristically overgenerous way, Russell attributed his ideas to Ludwig Wittgenstein, who had been his pupil for a short time at Cambridge before the war.
  • `I'm actually being ludicrously overgenerous ,' she sighed, `that's so typical of me. BEHINDLINGS
  • The Red-Headed Stranger is famous for perhaps overgenerously singing on other people's albums, but this may well be his most powerful background vocal credit. NYT > Home Page
  • If teacher’s weren’t given up to 200 cumulative sick days, TTC workers weren’t overgenerously paid for not watching people walk through turnstyles and other cushy government jobs, inlcuding those that require very little education, then maybe there would be funds left over for legal aid. Bentley Threatens, “No More Money” : Law is Cool
  • Continental nations, beset by deep structural problems arising out of their overgenerous welfare states, look enviously at Britain's relatively high economic growth, low unemployment, and rising standard of living.
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