What does lavish mean?

Definitions for lavish
ˈlæv ɪʃlav·ish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lavish, munificent, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstintingadjective

    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, plushyverb

    characterized by extravagance and profusion

    "a lavish buffet"; "a lucullan feast"

  3. lavish, showerverb

    expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns

    "He was showered with praise"

Wiktionary

  1. lavishverb

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

  2. lavishadjective

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

  3. lavishadjective

    Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lavishadjective

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

  2. Lavishadjective

    superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits

  3. Lavishverb

    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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Numerology

  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

Examples of lavish in a Sentence

  1. Mark Twain:

    We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly.

  2. Saudi Arabia.And Corker:

    It took our nation to a very low level -- moral standing wise, in essence what the President was saying is if you lavish praise on me and spend a lot of money with our country, we will turn our head as it relates to you killing journalists and doing other things.

  3. John Chambers:

    Given the economic downturn, we didn't want to throw a lavish party this year, i think people were expecting something more subdued in this environment, so we thought it was more effective to donate instead.

  4. Clifford Villalon:

    A humble life is not so impressive as compared to a more lavish life. But there is serenity in the simplicity of living.

  5. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu:

    There is no calamity greater than lavish desires.There is no greater guilt than discontentment.And there is not greater disaster than greed.

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