Word – Largesse
Largesse – Word of the Day
[noun]: generously bestowing somebody with gifts and money
Also spelled as ‘largess’, this word has been a part of the English language since the 13th century. It has been derived from a Latin word, through Anglo-French, which is called ‘largus’ meaning generous or abundant. Largus is also the source of the word ‘large.’ Until the 14th century, the word largeness was used as a synonym of largesse, which means liberal giving.
- Being an activist for poor people, Jim is known for his largesse that helps many in need.
- If it was not for the largesse of Sikhs, many flood-stricken people would go hungry for days.
- The largesse by the local NGO is going to support the development of a park in our neighbourhood.
- Because of low donations, the temple didn’t give yearly largesse to the poor.
- Even before winning the lottery, Heena had the trait of largesse towards the ones in need.
- Largesse should not be given to those corporations that take advantage of the middle-class and lower-class people.
- “Only because of my employer’s largesse I get to drive this luxurious car.”
- My mother’s side of the family has more largesse than my father’s side.
- This orphanage is funded by the government and that is why it has the largesse to take care of the education of a huge number of children.
- I am touched by his largesse to help the ones that have become homeless because of this earthquake.