generous

Generous people are the ones who give more than is expected of them. It's generous of your friend to take the couch and let you sleep in the bed when you stay over at her place. She didn't have to do that.

When you decide to go one step beyond what's expected of you, you're being generous. A generous helping of food is a bigger than expected scoop of mashed potatoes. A generous teacher is one who volunteers to stay after school to help you with your homework. Be generous yourself: don't forget the letter o when you spell the word generous. Just think of it as a generous act, throwing that extra letter in there.

Definitions of generous
  1. adjective
    willing to give and share unstintingly
    “a generous donation”
    Synonyms:
    charitable
    full of love and generosity
    benevolent, freehearted
    generous in providing aid to others
    big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, giving, handsome, liberal, openhanded
    given or giving freely
    lavish, munificent, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting
    very generous
    unselfish
    not greedy
    unselfish
    disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others
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    Antonyms:
    stingy, ungenerous
    unwilling to spend
    uncharitable
    lacking love and generosity
    beggarly, mean
    (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
    cheap, chinchy, chintzy
    embarrassingly stingy
    cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny
    giving or spending with reluctance
    closefisted, hardfisted, tightfisted
    unwilling to part with money
    grudging, niggardly, scrimy
    petty or reluctant in giving or spending
    mean, mingy, miserly, tight
    (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
    parsimonious, penurious
    excessively unwilling to spend
    meanspirited, ungenerous
    lacking in magnanimity
    selfish
    concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others
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  2. adjective
    not petty in character and mind
    “unusually generous in his judgment of people”
    Synonyms:
    big, large, magnanimous
    generous and understanding and tolerant
    ungrudging
    without envy or reluctance
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    Antonyms:
    meanspirited, ungenerous
    lacking in magnanimity
    stingy, ungenerous
    unwilling to spend
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  3. adjective
    more than adequate
    “a generous portion”
    Synonyms:
    ample
    more than enough in size or scope or capacity
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