V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: extremely generous

Synonyms: generous, charitable, magnanimous, benevolent, philanthropic

Antonyms: greedy, parsimonious, miserly

Tips: Munificent is a formal word, meaning "very generous." It has its origins in the Latin word munus, "gift or service." Munificent rhymes with magnificent, so think of a magnificent gift. Someone who gives you this gift is munificent. Its noun form is munificence, which means "great generosity or magnanimity."

Usage Examples:

Kind and munificent, they donate much of their time and money to charity. (generous, charitable)

Mother Theresa said she was inspired by the munificence of Jesus. (generosity, benevolence) noun

Such a munificent gift had never before been given to the University. (generous)

It is a munificent gift, but a far too generous one for me to accept. (generous, magnanimous)

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