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2022-03-20 13:00 作者: 来源: 本站 浏览: 88 views Make a Comment 字号:

摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 20, 2022 is: largesse • \lahr-ZHESS\  R...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 20, 2022 is:

largesse • \lahr-ZHESS\  • noun

Largesse refers to the act of generously giving money or to the money given. It can also mean "generosity."

// The families who lost their houses in the fire sincerely appreciated the largesse shown by the people from their community.

// The local business owner is a philanthropist known for his largesse.

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Examples:

"Southwest Airlines provides complimentary no-strings-attached flight tickets to nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation providers. … There is a big focus on pediatric hospitals, meaning sick kids and their parents are often on the receiving end of Southwest's largesse." — Andrew Curran, Simple Flying, 2 Mar. 2022

Did you know?

The word largesse, which also can be spelled largess, comes from Anglo-French large, meaning "generous."



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