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lɑrˈdʒɛs, ˈlɑr dʒɪslargess

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. largess, largessenoun

    a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously

  2. munificence, largess, largesse, magnanimity, openhandednessnoun

    liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit


  1. largessnoun

    Generosity in the giving of gifts or money.

    Etymology: largesse, largesce

  2. largessnoun

    The gifts or money given in such a way.

    Etymology: largesse, largesce

  3. largessnoun

    A benevolent demeanor.

    Etymology: largesse, largesce

Webster Dictionary

  1. Largessadjective

    alt. of Largesse

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Largess

    Largesse, lärj′es, n. a present or donation: (arch.) liberality.—n. Largit′ion, giving of largess. [Fr.,—L. largitiolargīri, to give freely—largus.]

Editors Contribution

  1. largess

    気前の良い贈与 in Japanese.

    Submitted by anonymous on July 24, 2019  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Largess

    From the Latin largitso, to give freely, through the French largesse. This word meant originally a fee or present bestowed upon a butler or head servant by a departing guest. In its modern acceptation it is a distribution of money amongst a number rather as a matter of policy or necessity than from choice.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of largess in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of largess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of largess in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Tyler:

    A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury.

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