- generous bestowal of gifts.
- the gift or gifts, as of money, so bestowed.
- Obsolete. generosity; liberality.
Origin of largess
Related Words for largessgift, giving, philanthropy, donation, alms, aid, benefaction, endowment, charity, altruistic, benevolent, charitable, generous, thoughtful
Examples from the Web for largess
Contemporary Examples of largess
If rock and roll is doing its job, it should be an enemy of the state, not the recipient of its largess.The Great Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Swindle
December 19, 2013
Most of that largess went to pay for advertising backing GOP candidates or attacking Democrats.Exclusive: California Grand Jury Probing Shadowy Money Groups
Peter H. Stone
July 17, 2013
Estimates have the paper operating at losses of tens of millions of dollars every year, made up by Adelson's largess.Is The Israeli Press Only "Partly Free"?
May 10, 2013
During that robust year, Goldman employed 30,522 people and showered them with $20.2 billion of largess.Wall Street’s Middle Class Suffers as Business Changes
November 12, 2012
After all, she was the recipient of the largess at the center of this case, not a director or perpetrator of it.Anatomy of John Edwards’s Admission: His Former Speechwriter Speaks
May 9, 2012
Historical Examples of largess
I will give you both, and never boast of my largess in so doing.Imaginary Conversations and Poems
Walter Savage Landor
We must conceive of ourselves as transmitters of the largess of music to our children.Montessori Elementary Materials
Once more the ancient cry of "Largess" is, as it were, revived.
Having concluded, they stepped forward for the largess promised.Confessions of a Thug
Philip Meadows Taylor
The usual payment to the heralds for their largess seems to have been a hundred shillings.Christmastide