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Friday, September 20, 2002

Definitions for munificent

  1. Very liberal in giving or bestowing; very generous; lavish.

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Citations for munificent
Another munificent friend has given me the most splendid reclining chair conceivable. George Eliot, Letters
The fleeting movement of air inside the black tunnel before and after the passage of a train made it a source of refreshment more munificent than a roaring window air conditioner. Norma Field, From My Grandmother's Bedside: Sketches of Postwar Tokyo
Origin of munificent
1575-1585
Munificent is from Latin munificus, "generous, bountiful," from munus, "gift." The quality of being munificent is munificence.