Largesse is generosity, generosity in both financial and non-financial terms. The act of giving largesse is giving something away freely and without any expectations of return.

  • She gave away a large amount of money to charity.

  • The company gave out largesse in the form of free bonuses.

Definition of largesse


liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit


largess, magnanimity, munificence, openhandedness


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



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Example Sentences for largesse

  • 1

    We share our largesse, we're kind to small creatures.

  • 2

    We draw upon the combination of largesse and tangible signifiers of generosity that have always characterized affluent New York donors.

  • 3

    Such coins are known as 'largesse' coins.

  • 4

    Feel free to distribute the largess.

  • 5

    Their largesse was fueled by a bubble mentality.

  • 6

    Gonzalo was a frequent recipient of royal largess.

  • 7

    The organization is supporting the group with the benefit largess.

  • 8

    This largesse notwithstanding, conditions were primitive.

  • 9

    You have earned the full largesse.

  • 10

    Ruthven appears and impresses the villagers with his largess.