Definitions for lavishˈlæv ɪʃ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
expended, bestowed, or occurring in abundance:
a lavish serving of food.
using or giving in great amounts; prodigal:
to be lavish with one's time or money; to be lavish of affection.
(v.t.)to expend or give in great amounts or without limit:
to lavish gifts on a person.
* Syn: lavish , prodigal , profuse refer to that which exists in abundance and is poured out in great amounts. lavish suggests an unlimited, sometimes excessive generosity and openhandedness: lavish hospitality. prodigal suggests wastefulness, improvidence, and reckless impatience: He has lost his inheritance because of his prodigal ways. profuse emphasizes abundance, but may suggest exaggeration: profuse thanks; profuse apologies.
Origin of lavish:
1425–75; late ME lavas profusion (n.), profuse (adj.) < MF lavasse downpour of rain, der. of laver to wash < L lavāre
lavish, munificent, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting(adj)
"distributed gifts with a lavish hand"; "the critics were lavish in their praise"; "a munificent gift"; "his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent"; "prodigal praise"; "unsparing generosity"; "his unstinted devotion"; "called for unstinting aid to Britain"
lavish, lucullan, lush, plush, plushy(verb)
characterized by extravagance and profusion
"a lavish buffet"; "a lucullan feast"
expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns
"He was showered with praise"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
made with or using many items of high quality; = extravagant, luxurious
lavish set decorations; a lavish party
lavish praise; lavishly dressed women; spending money lavishly
To expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise.
Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal; as, lavish of money; lavish of praise.
Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.
Origin: From *, equivalent to . More at lave, -ish.
expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal; as, lavish of money; lavish of praise
superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits
to expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise
Translations for lavish
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of a person) spending or giving generously and sometimes too freely
a lavish host; You have certainly been lavish with the brandy in this cake.
- مُسْرِف، سَخيArabic
- gastadorPortuguese (BR)
- štědrý; nešetřícíCzech
- pródigo, generosoSpanish
- izdašan, velikodušanCroatian
- 아끼지 않는Korean
- dosnus, išlaidusLithuanian
- devīgs; izšķērdīgsLatvian
- ødsel, raus, overdådigNorwegian
- ولخرجه،ډير مصرف كونكىPashto
- (prea) generosRomanian
- štedrý; nešetriaciSlovak
- slösaktig, frikostigSwedish
- 慷慨的Chinese (Trad.)
- марнотратний; щедрийUkrainian
- فراخ دلUrdu
- hào phóngVietnamese
- 慷慨的Chinese (Simp.)
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