munificent

  • 1 munificent — MUNIFICÉNT, Ă, munificenţi, te, adj. (livr.) Foarte darnic; generos. – Din fr. munificent. Trimis de laurap, 04.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  MUNIFICÉNT adj. v. culant, darnic, generos, mărinimos. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime … …

    Dicționar Român

  • 2 munificent — munificent, ente [ mynifisɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1840; de munificence ♦ Littér. Qui a de la munificence. ⇒ généreux, large, libéral, magnifique. ● munificent, munificente adjectif Littéraire. Très généreux. munificent, ente adj. D une grande générosité …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 Munificent — Mu*nif i*cent, a. [L. munificus; munus service, gift + ficare (in comp.) to make. Cf. {Immunity}, { fy}.] Very liberal in giving or bestowing; lavish; as, a munificent benefactor. {Mu*nif i*cent*ly}, adv. Syn: Bounteous; bountiful; liberal;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 munificent — (adj.) 1580s, back formation from munificence, or else from L. munificent , stem of munificus bountiful, liberal, generous (see MUNIFICENCE (Cf. munificence)) …

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  • 5 munificent — [myo͞o nif′ə sənt] adj. [L munificens < munificus, bountiful < munus, a gift (akin to munia: see MUNICIPAL) + facere, to make: see DO1] 1. very generous in giving; lavish 2. characterized by great generosity [a munificent reward]… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 munificent — index benevolent, charitable (benevolent), liberal (generous), nonprofit, philanthropic, profuse …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 munificent — bountiful, bounteous, openhanded, *liberal, generous, handsome Analogous words: benevolent, *charitable, philanthropic, eleemosynary, altruistic: *profuse, lavish, prodigal …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 munificent — [adj] giving, generous beneficent, benevolent, big, big hearted, bounteous, bountiful, charitable, free, handsome, kind, lavish, liberal, loose, magnanimous, openhanded, philanthropic, rich, unsparing, unstinting; concepts 334,401 Ant. careful,… …

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  • 9 munificent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very generous. DERIVATIVES munificence noun munificently adverb. ORIGIN Latin munificus, from munus gift …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 munificent — [[t]mjuːnɪ̱fɪsənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED A munificent person is very generous. [FORMAL] ...one of the country s most munificent artistic benefactors. ...a munificent donation …

    English dictionary

  • 11 munificent — munificence, munificentness, n. munificently, adv. /myooh nif euh seuhnt/, adj. 1. extremely liberal in giving; very generous. 2. characterized by great generosity: a munificent bequest. [1575 85; back formation from L munificentia generosity,… …

    Universalium

  • 12 munificent — adjective Very liberal in giving or bestowing; lavish; as a munificent benefactor. Syn: liberal See Also: munificence …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 munificent — mu|nif|i|cent [mju:ˈnıfısənt US mju ] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: munificence (1500 1600), from Latin munificentia, from munificus generous , from munus; MUNICIPAL] very generous ▪ a munificent gift >munificence n [U] ▪ the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 munificent — mu|nif|i|cent [ mju nıfısənt ] adjective FORMAL extremely generous: a munificent benefactor/gift ╾ mu|nif|i|cence noun uncount ╾ mu|nif|i|cent|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 munificent — [mjʊ nɪfɪs(ə)nt] adjective very generous. Derivatives munificence noun munificently adverb Origin C16: from L. munificent , munificentior, compar. of munificus bountiful …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 munificent — adjective formal very generous: a munificent gift munificence noun (U): She thanked the committee for their munificence. munificently adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 munificent — adjective a munificent bequest Syn: generous, bountiful, openhanded, magnanimous, philanthropic, princely, handsome, lavish, liberal, charitable, big hearted, beneficent; literary bounteous Ant: mean …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 munificent — UK [mjuːˈnɪfɪs(ə)nt] / US [mjuˈnɪfɪsənt] adjective formal extremely generous a munificent benefactor/gift Derived words: munificence noun uncountable munificently adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 19 munificent — mu•nif•i•cent [[t]myuˈnɪf ə sənt[/t]] adj. characterized by or displaying great generosity • Etymology: 1575–85; < L mūnificent , s., in derivation, of mūnific(us) performing one s obligations, bountiful, generous =mūni(a) functions, duties +… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 munificent — adj. (of a giver or a gift) splendidly generous, bountiful. Derivatives: munificence n. munificently adv. Etymology: L munificent , var. stem of munificus f. munus gift …

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