largesse


lar·gesse

noun \lär-ˈzhes, lär-ˈjes also ˈlär-ˌjes\

: the act of giving away money or the quality of a person who gives away money; also : money that is given away

Full Definition of LARGESSE

1
:  liberal giving (as of money) to or as if to an inferior; also :  something so given
2

Variants of LARGESSE

lar·gesse also lar·gess \lär-ˈzhes, lär-ˈjes also ˈlär-ˌjes\

Examples of LARGESSE

  1. He relied on the largesse of friends after he lost his job.

Origin of LARGESSE

Middle English largesse, from Anglo-French, from large
First Known Use: 13th century

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