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Meaning of LARGESS

Pronunciation:  lâr'jes

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  extremely liberal generosity of spirit
  2. [n]  a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously

LARGESS is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: largesse, largesse, magnanimity, munificence, openhandedness
 See Also: gift, liberality, liberalness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lar"gess\, Largesse \Lar"gesse\, n. [F. largesse, fr.
large. See {Large}, a.]
1. Liberality; generosity; bounty. [Obs.]

         Fulfilled of largesse and of all grace. --Chaucer.

2. A present; a gift; a bounty bestowed.

         The heralds finished their proclamation with their
         usual cry of ``Largesse, largesse, gallant
         knights!'' and gold and silver pieces were showered
         on them from the galleries.           --Sir W.

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