Largesse is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand largesse (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use largesse in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of largesse, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of largesse, followed by 46 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously
EXAMPLES - Largesse in a Sentence
- The latest recipient of his largesse is the NAACP. (source)
- "largesse" of sympathy somewhat too indiscriminately. (source)
- A standard disclaimer noting the largesse is sufficient. (source)
- The market has parsed Apple's near-term largesse and yawns. (source)
- That kind of largesse buys the companies a measure of indebtedness. (source)
- And frankly, to compare amounts of charitable largesse is seriously cheap. (source)
- The excuse for this kind of largesse is that you have to pay for performance. (source)
- The rowers cried "largesse," and the young noble threw them a handful of coin. (source)
- The recipient of his largesse is a young local woman, Monica Gall, a singer of some potential. (source)
- Brave and bold as the day; full of courtesy and "largesse"; but very hard on the clergy; a good (source)
- As you might imagine the contract for the provision of this extreme largesse is meant to be a secret. (source)
- And indeed, this kind of largesse is found in few places outside the enchanted domain of Peter Gelb's Met. (source)
- It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. (source)
- Treating business partners as though they're unworthy recipients of your largesse is the sign of a true scumbag. (source)
- Now this is the kind of largesse that ITV and Channel 4 can only dream of, but in France the media n'est pas content. (source)
- It is nothing to do with a 'Socialist' approach, merely that they are undeserving of such largesse which is a 'Tory' approach. (source)
- And then the government, too, was induced to engage in decreasingly transparent forms of bailout to cover up its largesse to the banks. (source)
- But John Mann, a Labour MP, was surely wrong when he said: "There is no place whatsoever for this kind of largesse at the current time." (source)
- John Mann, a Labour MP on the Commons Treasury Select Committee, said: "There is no place whatsoever for this kind of largesse at the current time. (source)
- According to Young, among the recipients of his largesse were the state's former attorney general Jeff Sessions, now a U.S. Senator, and William Pryor Jr., (source)
- The courtly virtue of "largesse," which his father followed with some restraint where money was concerned, was with him a more controlling ideal of conduct. (source)
- The media made much of Chavez's "largesse" in winning votes, ignoring the fact that Venezuela's entire GDP is only about 1.5 percent of the United States 'GDP. (source)
- Political debate rages as to whether small business has been disproportionately unaided by big government largesse with its purported emphasis on alternative energy. (source)
- That their ultimate goal is to destroy the private sector and seize its wealth, ensuring the majority of the population is absolutely dependent upon the feds '' largesse '. (source)
- Why do party members, for fear of being deprived of the "largesse" given to them because of their political affiliations, sacrifice their principles at the altar of expediency? (source)
- First, these tax cuts are based on a self-serving argument that was concocted years (maybe generations) ago -- by the wealthy, for the wealthy -- to justify their accretion of largesse. (source)
- Sceptics have also pointed to involvement of Chinese construction companies in projects funded by loans from Beijing as evidence that so-called largesse is in fact little more than self-interest. (source)
- Which may be the reason that rumors are going around that the recipient of his largesse is the Society to Enhance Michelle's Wardrobe and Spare Her Having to Wear Oprah's Hand-Me-Downs Foundation. (source)
- He then revealed to her that the source of his largesse was his work as an MI5 agent and that he was involved in a surveillance operation on the shop where she was employed, swearing her to silence. (source)
- That largesse translates to lower out-of-pocket costs for seniors in the plans, and the bill could trigger an exodus from Medicare Advantage as insurers are forced to raise their rates to stay in business. (source)
- When people are absolved from contributing to the federal treasury in a meaningful way and those same people form a majority, what will happen if they are disposed to simply vote themselves largesse from the treasury? (source)
- Once again, I was taken aback by our hosts 'largesse: three star lodging at a local hotel; a musical outing to see a jazz fusion concert and a tour of iconoclastic buildings designed by acclaimed architect Oscar Niemeyer. (source)
- Champions strut in a different way and, as a result, even the officials can be swayed to see things in a Laker light (It has long been suggested that the Yankees get more than their fair share of the same kind of largesse). (source)
- (Now this is also understanding that the technical term obese refers to someone who can be as little as 10 - 15 lbs. overweight at this point, it is not the older use of the term which conjures up images of true 'largesse'.) (source)
- Students and older siblings may have been direct beneficiaries of the largesse from the tax cuts in the stimulus, cash for clunkers, the first time homebuyer credit or even the extension of health care to dependents to age 26. (source)
- There are signs, though, that in the current era of media turmoil, where even the mighty News Corp is struggling to turn a dime, and their future at Foxtel is up for debate, this kind of largesse is starting to look extravagant. (source)
- He had the same popular gifts and attractive manners; he enjoyed an almost equal renown for knightly accomplishments and for the knightly virtue of "largesse"; and he was, in the same way, bitterly dissatisfied with his own position. (source)
- "Stevens money," as federal dollars came to be known in Alaska, transformed the state, from its largest cities to its furthest-flung hamlets, and made its residents among the country's biggest per-capita beneficiaries of federal largesse. (source)
- The fact that Cliff is even assigning him any kind of largesse in this whole effort -- I mean I think what's missing here is that there are people in this world truly concerned about the United States coming in preemptively striking a country. (source)
- Yet, as Monbiot illustrates, the government has been back-pedalling on introducing tougher European rules on bonuses and senior bank executives continue to cream off moneys which the banks have accumulated simply because of the largesse of the taxpayer. (source)
- Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961) - Charming, bubbly Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) leads a peripatetic life in Manhattan, attending swanky parties and living off the largesse of her gentleman acquaintances, who keep her attired in the very best designer outfits. (source)
- And when, at the moment of departure, you pass through the hall, shyly distributing to the servants that largesse which is so slight in comparison with what your doctor and nurse (or nurses) would have levied on you, you will feel that you are more than fit to resume that burden of personality whereunder you had sunk. (source)
- The comments in blogs that give snippets of praise, the vocal enthusiasm, the notes behind the scenes, the marketing advice, the virtual cheering section that exists among people who have met telepathically through the written word ... if you stop to think about it, a true celebration of our cerebral largesse is overdue. (source)
- "largesse," the royal generosity which scattered gifts on all classes with unstinted hand; but Robert's prodigality of gifts was greater than the judgment of his own time approved, and, combined with the inability to make himself respected or obeyed, which often goes with such generosity, it was the source of most of his difficulties. (source)
- Over the last few years, they have raised more than $20,000 for causes such as Hospice of Mercy and Durango Friends of the Arts. This year, the recipient of their largesse will be the Manna Soup Kitchen, which will receive 30 percent of the sale proceeds and 100 percent of the proceeds from Gadjamadi, a mixed-metals artist cooperative. (source)
- It also wanted investigation into the 'largesse' shown by the Congress government in the state in allotting public land to the companies belonging to the family of its chief B Ramalinga Raju and also whether the profits of Satyam were used to acquire assets by eight other firms owned by them, including Maytas Properties and Maytas Infra. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 46 example sentences provided below is 49.0, which suggests that "largesse" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 19 synonyms for largesse.
alms, alms-giving, assistance, benefaction, beneficence, contribution, dole, donation, endowment, fund, gifting, hand, hand-out, helping hand, oblation, offering, philanthropy, relief, write-off
We have 8 antonyms for largesse.
hindrance, hurt, injury, malevolence, stealing, taking, uncharitableness, unkindness
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of largesse from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Alternative spelling of largess.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously
- (noun) liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit