1. [syn: liberally, munificently, generously]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Generous \Gen"er*ous\, a. [F. g['e]n['e]reux, fr. L. generous of
noble birth, noble, excellent, magnanimous, fr. genus birth,
race: cf. It. generoso. See 2d Gender.]
1. Of honorable birth or origin; highborn. [Obs.]
The generous and gravest citizens. --Shak.
2. Exhibiting those qualities which are popularly reregarded
as belonging to high birth; noble; honorable; magnanimous;
spirited; courageous. "The generous critic." --Pope. "His
generous spouse." --Pope. "A generous pack [of hounds]."
3. Open-handed; free to give; not close or niggardly;
munificent; as, a generous friend or father.
4. Characterized by generosity; abundant; overflowing; as, a
generous table. --Swift.
5. Full of spirit or strength; stimulating; exalting; as,
Syn: Magnanimous; bountiful. See Liberal. --
Gen"er*ous*ly, adv. -- Gen"er*ous*ness, n.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
98 Moby Thesaurus words for "generously":
abundantly, acutely, affluently, amazingly, amply, aplenty,
astonishingly, awesomely, bigheartedly, bottomlessly, bounteously,
bountifully, chivalrously, considerately, conspicuously, copiously,
diffusely, effusely, eminently, emphatically, exceptionally,
exquisitely, extraordinarily, extravagantly, exuberantly, famously,
freehandedly, freeheartedly, freely, fully, glaringly, graciously,
greatheartedly, handsomely, heedfully, hospitably, impressively,
in abundance, in full measure, in good supply, in plenty,
in quantity, incredibly, inexhaustibly, intensely, kindly,
knightly, largeheartedly, lavishly, liberally, magically,
magnanimously, magnificently, markedly, marvelously, maximally,
no end, nobly, notably, openhandedly, openheartedly, opulently,
overflowingly, particularly, peculiarly, plenteously, plentifully,
pointedly, preeminently, prodigally, profusely, prominently,
pronouncedly, remarkably, richly, riotously, signally, singularly,
splendidly, strikingly, superabundantly, superlatively,
surpassingly, surprisingly, thoughtfully, to the full, uncommonly,
ungrudgingly, unselfishly, unsparingly, unstintingly, unusually,
with both hands, with open hands, without stint, wonderfully,