[syn: munificence, largess, largesse, magnanimity, openhandedness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Largess \Lar"gess\, Largesse \Lar"gesse\ (l[aum]r*j[e^]s" or
l[aum]r"j[e^]s), n. [F. largesse, fr. large. See Large, a.]
1. Liberality; generosity; bounty. [Obs.]
Fulfilled of largesse and of all grace. --Chaucer.
2. A present; a gift; a bounty bestowed.
The heralds finished their proclamation with their
usual cry of "Largesse, largesse, gallant knights!"
and gold and silver pieces were showered on them
from the galleries. --Sir W.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a gift or money given (as for service or out of
benevolence); usually given ostentatiously [syn: largess,
2: liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous
of spirit [syn: munificence, largess, largesse,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "largess":
Trinkgeld, benevolence, bigheartedness, bonus, boon, bounteousness,
bountifulness, bounty, bribe, compliment, consideration, donative,
double time, easy purse strings, favor, fee, free hand, freedom,
freehandedness, freeheartedness, freeness, generosity,
generousness, gift, givingness, graciousness, gratuity, gravy,
grease, great heart, greatheartedness, honorarium, hospitality,
lagniappe, largeheartedness, largeness, liberality, liberalness,
magnanimity, munificence, open hand, open heart, openhandedness,
openheartedness, palm oil, perks, perquisite, pourboire, premium,
present, salve, something extra, sportula, sweetener, tip,