Thesaurus

handsel

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of handsel

  1. something given to someone without expectation of a return gave little handsels to their houseguests on New Year's Day Synonyms of handsel bestowal, comp, donation, donative, fairing [British], freebie (or freebee), giveaway, gift, lagniappe, largesse (also largess), present, presentationWords Related to handsel alms, benefaction, beneficence, benevolence, charity, contribution, dole, handout, oblation, offering, philanthropy, tithe; box [British], care package, foy [chiefly Scottish]; grant, subsidy; remembrance, tribute, valentine; bonus, boon, windfall; courtesy, favor, generosity, sacrifice; gratuity, propine [Scottish], tip; award, prize, reward; dowry; bequest, legacyNear Antonyms of handsel advance, loan; bribe, douceur, peace offering, sop


Learn More about handsel


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up handsel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!