Generous vs Miserly - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between generous and miserly

is that generous is of noble birth while miserly is like a miser; very covetous; stingy; cautious with money.

generous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Of noble birth.
  • Noble in behaviour or actions; principled, not petty; kind, magnanimous.
  • Thank you for your generous words.
  • Willing to give and share unsparingly; showing a readiness to give more (especially money) than is expected or needed.
  • She's been extremely generous with her winnings.
  • Large, more than ample, copious.
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    miserly

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Like a miser; very covetous; stingy; cautious with money
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