Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 816. Liberality.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section IV. Possessive Relations
4. Monetary Relations
816. Liberality.
NOUN:LIBERALITY, generosity, munificence; bounty, bounteousness, bountifulness; hospitableness, hospitality; charity (beneficence) [See Benevolence]; open -, free- hand; open -, large-, free- heart; enough and to spare.
  CHEERFUL GIVER, free giver, patron; benefactor [See Benefactor].
VERB:BE LIBERAL &c. adj.; spend -, bleed- freely; shower down upon; open one’s purse strings (disburse) [See Expenditure]; spare no expense, give carte blanche [F.]; give with both hands; give the coat off one’s back; keep open house, fill one’s house with guests.
ADJECTIVE:LIBERAL, free, generous; charitable (beneficent) [See Benevolence]; hospitable; bountiful, bounteous, ample, handsome; unsparing, ungrudging; unselfish; open-, free-, full- handed; open-, large-, free- hearted; munificent, princely.
ADVERB:LIBERALLY &c. adj.; ungrudgingly; with open hands, with both hands.
  1. Handsome is that handsome does.—Goldsmith
  2. Good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over.—Bible
  3. It snewed in his hous of mete and drynke.—Chaucer
  4. ’Tis Heaven alone that is given away, ’Tis only God may be had for the asking.—Lowell



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