largesse


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lar·gess

also lar·gesse  (lär-zhĕs′, -jĕs′, lär′jĕs′)
n.
1.
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.]

largesse

(lɑːˈdʒɛs) or

largess

n
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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 giftslargesse - liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
liberality, liberalness - the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament

largesse

largess
noun
2. gift, present, grant, donation, endowment, bounty, bequest The president has been travelling around the country distributing largesse.

largess

also largesse
noun
A material favor or gift, usually money, given in return for service:
Translations

largesse

[lɑːˈʒes] Ngenerosidad f, liberalidad f; (= gift) → dádiva f espléndida

largesse

[lɑːrˈʒɛs] (British) largess (US) nlargesses fpl
grateful recipients of their largesse → les reconnaissants bénéficiaires de leurs largesses

largesse

nGroßzügigkeit f, → Freigebigkeit f; (= gift)(großzügige) Gabe

largesse

largess [lɑːˈdʒɛs] n (frm) → generosità
References in classic literature ?
Around him lacqueys fussed--placing chairs just behind where he was standing-- and clearing the spectators from his vicinity, so that he should have more room, and not be crowded--the whole done, of course, in expectation of a generous largesse.
The heralds finished their proclamation with their usual cry of ``Largesse, largesse, gallant knights
de Beaufort, and are simply a volunteer, you must not reckon upon either pay or largesse.
The sailors, rejoicing in the largesses of the admiral, were heard murmuring their slow and artless songs.
Then, scattering apologies broadcast like a medieval monarch distributing largesse, Bill whirled his partner round by sheer muscular force and began what he intended to be a movement toward the farther corner, skirting the edge of the floor.
It is a most knightly largesse, and yet withouten money how can man rise?
Kim slunk away, his teeth in the bread, and, as he expected, he found a small wad of folded tissue-paper wrapped in oilskin, with three silver rupees - enormous largesse.
Denis Johnson's posthumous anthology, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, is superlative proof of that.
The largesse of those at the top of our universities has long been a source of embarrassment for the sector and UCU has raised the issue many times with ministers," she said.
Leslie Largesse and Bob Lambert cast their ballots in the Republican primary at Sutton's Precinct 1 polling station, at Simonian Early Learning Center, saying they were concerned about immigration, taxes and health care.
Obviously, allocation of a coal block amounts to grant of largesse," said the bench headed by Chief Justice of India R.
It's a sign of FIFA largesse and for years FIFA thought largesse was something Superman wore on his shirt.