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largesse

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

Simple Definition of largesse

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

  2. 2 :  generosity

Examples of largesse

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



Variants of largesse

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

Origin of largesse

Middle English largesse, from Anglo-French, from large


First Known Use: 13th century


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