generosity vs unselfishness what difference

what is difference between generosity and unselfishness

English

Etymology

From Middle French générosité, from Latin generōsitas.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌd͡ʒɛnəˈɹɑsəti/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌd͡ʒɛnəˈɹɒsɪti/
  • Rhymes: -ɒsɪti
  • Hyphenation: ge‧ne‧ros‧i‧ty

Noun

generosity (countable and uncountable, plural generosities)

  1. (uncountable) The trait of being willing to donate money, time or resources.
    • 1963: Erik H. Erikson, Childhood and Society
      We have mentioned generosity as an outstanding virtue required in Sioux life.
  2. (countable) A generous act.
    • 1873: Reverend M. C. Tyler, Proceedings at the Laying of the Corner Stone of the Sage College of the Cornell University
      May the generosities of the founders of these halls, be rewarded by the fair and holy characters which shall be here formed [] .
  3. (uncountable) The trait of being abundant, more than adequate.
  4. (archaic, uncountable) Good breeding; nobility of stock.

Synonyms

  • liberality
  • (good breeding, noble stock): nobility

Antonyms

  • stinginess

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English

Etymology

unselfish +‎ -ness

Noun

unselfishness (countable and uncountable, plural unselfishnesses)

  1. The state of being unselfish.

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