From the Merriam Webster’s Dictionary:
Main Entry: gen er ous
Pronunciation: ‘jen-r&s, ‘je-n&-
Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French genereus, from Latin generosus, from gener-, genus
1 archaic : HIGHBORN
2 a : characterized by a noble or forbearing spirit : MAGNANIMOUS, KINDLY b : liberal in giving : OPENHANDED c : marked by abundance or ample proportions : COPIOUS
synonym see LIBERAL
Well of course we can’t be generous because we would hate be be characterized as liberal, would’t we?