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Definition of "largess" [lar•gess]

  • Liberality in bestowing gifts, especially in a lofty or condescending manner. (noun)
  • Money or gifts bestowed. (noun)
  • Generosity of spirit or attitude. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "largess" in a sentence
  • "Be sure to call it "largess" if he scatters it among them."
  • "Sure, there are many people who want Griffin reappointed-and nearly every one of them is scared of losing their federal largess from the Constellation money pot."
  • "But he who has naught can dispense the world in largess; and I, who had naught, gave Kim captaincy of the palace guards."