What does lavish mean?

Definitions for lavishˈlæv ɪʃ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lavish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lavish, munificent, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting(adj)

    very generous

    "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"

  2. lavish, lucullan, lush, plush, plushy(verb)

    characterized by extravagance and profusion

    "a lavish buffet"; "a lucullan feast"

  3. lavish, shower(verb)

    expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns

    "He was showered with praise"


  1. lavish(Verb)

    To expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise.

  2. lavish(Adjective)

    Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal; as, lavish of money; lavish of praise.

  3. lavish(Adjective)

    Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.

  4. Origin: From *, equivalent to . More at lave, -ish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lavish(adj)

    expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal; as, lavish of money; lavish of praise

  2. Lavish(adj)

    superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits

  3. Lavish(verb)

    to expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lavish

    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).]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lavish in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lavish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chief Executive Heinrich Hiesinger:

    There will be no lavish advertising campaign.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    An utterly lonely lady lives a lavish lifestyle.

  3. Walter Raleigh:

    Talking much is a sign of vanity, for the one who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds.

  4. Mignon McLaughlin:

    We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it or worse, they might.

  5. Lee Sung-hee:

    Weddings turned into lavish affairs because South Koreans were packing traditions from here and the West into one.

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Translations for lavish

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مسرفArabic
  • BohatýCzech
  • freigiebig, überreichGerman
  • sobrado, derrochar, dadivoso, despilfarrar, superabundante, derrochador, generoso, excesivo, pródigo, incontrolado, prodigarSpanish
  • ylenpalttinen, tuhlaavainen, avokätinen, tuhlata, syytääFinnish
  • prodiguerFrench
  • scaoilteachIrish
  • sovrabbondante, prodigo, spendere profusamente, smodato, profuso, profondere, generoso, prodigare, eccessivo, sontuosoItalian
  • largitionibusLatin
  • tuhene, tōtōaMāori
  • overdådigNorwegian
  • hojny, obdarowywać, nadmierny, obfityPolish
  • generosRomanian
  • щедрыйRussian
  • flådig, slösa, kosta, påkostad, rikligSwedish
  • savurganTurkish
  • 阔气Chinese

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