Munificence vs Munificent - What's the difference?

munificence | munificent |

Munificence is a related term of munificent.


As a noun munificence

is the quality of being munificent; generosity or munificence can be (obsolete) means of defence; fortification.

As a adjective munificent is

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

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munificence

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) munificence, from (etyl) munificentia

Noun

(-)
  • The quality of being munificent; generosity.
  • Etymology 2

    Compare (etyl) (lena) .

    Noun

  • (obsolete) Means of defence; fortification.
  • (Spenser)
    ----

    munificent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (of a person or group) Very liberal in giving or bestowing.
  • * 1859 , , A Tale of Two Cities , ch. 30:
  • Tellson's Bank . . . was a munificent house, and extended great liberality to old customers who had fallen from their high estate.
  • * 1974 April 8, " Politics: Milkmen Skimming Off More Cream," Time (retrieved 5 Sept 2013):
  • [M]ilk producers are among the most munificent backers of political campaigns in the U.S.
  • * 2008 March 20, , " Broad-Minded Museum," New York Review of Books (retrieved 5 Sept 2013):
  • An exceptionally munificent benefactor of several institutions, he has given $100 million each to MIT and Harvard.
  • Very generous; lavish.
  • * 1886 , , Jo's Boys , ch. 1:
  • On the hill, where kites used to be flown, stood the fine college which Mr Laurence's munificent legacy had built.
  • * 1914 , , A Daughter of the Dons , ch. 25:
  • It was all very well for this casual youth to make her a present of a half million acres of land in this debonair way, but she could not persuade herself to accept so munificent a gift.
  • * 1969 April 11, " Business: Up, Up and Away with Wages," Time (retrieved 5 Sept 2013):
  • The machinists finally agreed to a munificent increase averaging 5.7% a year for three years.

    Synonyms

    * bounteous, generous, liberal