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"
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lav′ish, v.t. to expend profusely: to waste.—adj. bestowing profusely: prodigal: extravagant: unrestrained.—adv. Lav′ishly.—ns. Lav′ishment, Lav′ishness. [From Lave (3).]
The numerical value of lavish in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of lavish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it or worse, they might.
Weddings turned into lavish affairs because South Koreans were packing traditions from here and the West into one.
My personal tastes are not particularly lavish, effective altruists in my experience don't feel guilty about occasional indulgences.
There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is not greater disaster than greed.
Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday...The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.
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Translations for lavish
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- freigiebig, überreichGerman
- sobrado, derrochar, dadivoso, despilfarrar, superabundante, derrochador, generoso, excesivo, pródigo, incontroladoSpanish
- ylenpalttinen, tuhlaavainen, avokätinen, tuhlata, syytääFinnish
- sovrabbondante, prodigo, spendere profusamente, smodato, profuso, profondere, generoso, prodigare, eccessivoItalian
- tuhene, tōtōaMāori
- hojny, obdarowywać, nadmierny, obfityPolish
- flådig, slösa, kosta, påkostad, rikligSwedish
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