Definition of Largesse

1. Noun. A gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously.

Exact synonyms: Largess
Generic synonyms: Gift



2. Noun. Liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit.
Exact synonyms: Largess, Magnanimity, Munificence, Openhandedness
Generic synonyms: Liberality, Liberalness
Derivative terms: Magnanimous, Munificent, Openhanded

Definition of Largesse

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of largess) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Largesse

1. largess [n -S] - See also: largess

Lexicographical Neighbors of Largesse

largemouths
largen
largened
largeness
largenesses
largening
largenose
largens
larger
larger-than-life
larger bindweed
larger than life
larges
largess
largesse (current term)
largesses
largest
larget
largets
larghetto
larghettos
larghissimo
largifical
largiloquent
largish
largition
largo
largos
lari

Literary usage of Largesse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pearls for Young Ladies by John Ruskin, Louisa Caroline Tuthill (1878)
"largesse OR GENEROSITY. ' And after, in the dance, went largesse, that set all her intent For to be honorable and free. Of Alexander's kin was she; ..."

2. The Letters of Cassiodorus: Being a Condensed Translation of the Variae by Cassiodorus, Thomas Hodgkin (1886)
"Those who minister to the pleasures of the public largesse should be liberally ... Therefore let your Sublimity enquire into the petition for largesse ..."

3. A History of Inventions and Discoveries: Alphabetically Arranged by Francis Sellon White (1827)
"Chaucer describes largesse as being cloathed in a splendid robe of purple sarcenet. SATIN. This species of silken stuff is also noticed by the v?riters of ..."

4. The Great Sahara: Wanderings South of the Atlas Mountains by Henry Baker Tristram (1860)
"... A deserted city—-The Wed M zab — Gardens — Commemoration of founders — A funeral feast — largesse — Spirit- licence — Maine liquor-law — Value of coffee ..."

5. Memoirs of the Rival Houses of York and Lancaster, Historical and by Emma Roberts (1827)
"At the same time my lady the king's moder gave twenty shillings, and she was cried largesse three times, de hault puissant et excellente Princess la mer du ..."

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