largesse
[ lar- jes ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Middle English; from Old French from Latin largus 'copious'
Synonyms
    1.
  • donation endowment philanthropy
    2.
  • goodness hospitality kindness unselfishness
Antonyms
    1.
  • uncharitableness unkindness
    2.
  • selfishness malevolence
Definition
1. the generous bestowal of gifts, favors, or money
2. generosity of spirit or attitude
Examples
1. A) The holiday season is often marked by largesse, as most holidays feature gift-giving of some kind. B) That charity's largesse actually worked against it, as it had trouble managing its overhead as a result.
2. A) He was always willing to share his time with people who needed it, and that largesse drew people to him. B) She could count on the largesse of her family to help her through emotionally-fraught times.
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