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munificent adj : very generous; "distributed gifts with a lavish hand"; "the critics were lavish in their praise"; "a munificent gift"; "his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent"; "prodigal praise"; "unsparing generosity"; "his unstinted devotion"; "called for unstinting aid to Britain" [syn: lavish, overgenerous, prodigal, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting]

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From (again) munificus, liberal, from munus, gift + facere, to make.


  1. Very liberal in giving or bestowing; lavish; as a munificent benefactor.



very liberal in giving or bestowing; lavish
  • Norwegian: raus, rundhåndet

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