(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Gift]
Syn. present, donation, contribution; see gift 1 .
2. [Generosity]
Syn. bounty, charity, open-handedness; see generosity 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
generosity, charity, giving, gift-giving, philanthropy, benefaction.
ANT.: stinginess, cheapness, penny-pinching
(Roget's Thesaurus II) also largesse noun A material favor or gift, usually money, given in return for service: cumshaw, gratuity, perquisite, tip3. See GIVE, TRANSACTIONS.

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