What does the word munificent mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Munificently.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Munificence.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Extraordinarily generous; bountiful.

Usage examples for munificent

  1. Cardinal Wolsey, whom More succeeded as chancellor, was also a munificent patron of learning and founded Christ Church College, at Oxford. – Brief History of English and American Literature by Henry A. Beers
  2. His uniform and munificent kindness to the poet during his lifetime, however, determines us in favour of the latter side of the alternative. – Poetical Works of Akenside by Mark Akenside
  3. The measure by whose magic touch eight hundred thousand slaves leaped to freedom, and bestowed the munificent gift of twenty millions sterling upon their masters, gave his Government greater renown abroad than the reform in Parliament. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton