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lar·gessalso lar·gesse (lär-zhĕs′, -jĕs′, lär′jĕs′)
a. Liberality in bestowing gifts, especially in a lofty or condescending manner.
b. Money or gifts bestowed.
2. Generosity of spirit or attitude.
[Middle English largesse, from Old French, from large, generous, from Latin largus.]
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1. the generous bestowal of gifts, favours, or money
2. the things so bestowed
3. generosity of spirit or attitude
[C13: from Old French, from large]
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|Noun||1.||largesse - a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously|
gift - something acquired without compensation
|2.||largesse - liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit|
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1. generosity, charity, bounty, philanthropy, munificence, liberality, alms-giving, benefaction, open-handedness his most recent act of largesse
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largesse[lɑːrˈʒɛs] (British) largess (US) n → largesses fpl
grateful recipients of their largesse → les reconnaissants bénéficiaires de leurs largesses
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largesselargess [lɑːˈdʒɛs] n (frm) → generosità
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