unmunificent

munificent

[myoo-nif-uh-suhnt]
adjective
1.
extremely liberal in giving; very generous.
2.
characterized by great generosity: a munificent bequest.

Origin:
1575–85; back formation from Latin mūnificentia generosity, munificence, equivalent to mūnific(us) generous (muni-, combining form of mūnus gift + -ficus -fic) + -entia -ence

munificence, munificentness, noun
munificently, adverb
unmunificent, adjective
unmunificently, adverb

1. beneficent, munificent ; 2. magnificent, munificent (see synonym study at magnificent).


1. bountiful, bounteous, lavish. See generous.


1. niggardly.
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munificent (mjuːˈnɪfɪsənt)
 
adj
1.  (of a person) very generous; bountiful
2.  (of a gift) generous; liberal
 
[C16: back formation from Latin mūnificentia liberality, from mūnificus, from mūnus gift + facere to make]
 
mu'nificence
 
n
 
mu'nificentness
 
n
 
mu'nificently
 
adv

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munificent
1580s, from L. munificent-, stem of munificus (see munificence).
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