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, 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"

Wiktionary

  1. lavish(Verb)

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

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

  2. lavish(Adjective)

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

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

  3. lavish(Adjective)

    Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.

    Etymology: 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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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. Abdul Mohsen:

    The world is witnessing a war. Killing and destruction that have never been in history before, no one can deny this reality, but it is the right of every human to live a decent life. ... Not a lavish life, just a life free of fear and violation of humanity.

  2. Lawton Chiles:

    We have entered the era of the 'imperial' former presidency with lavish libraries, special staffs and benefits, around-the-clock Secret Service protection for life and other badges of privilege.

  3. Jeff Flocken:

    Studies have shown that with these big, lavish hunts, only 3% to 5% of the income from that hunt actually ends up for local people on the ground where the hunt happens, there are much better ways to earn this kind of money -- revenue from nature tourism, where the animal's not killed, brings in three to 15 times what's brought in from these trophy hunts in Africa.

  4. 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.

  5. Ayn Rand:

    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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  • مسرفArabic
  • BohatýCzech
  • freigiebig, überreichGerman
  • sobrado, derrochar, dadivoso, despilfarrar, superabundante, derrochador, generoso, excesivo, pródigo, incontrolado, prodigarSpanish
  • ylenpalttinen, tuhlaavainen, avokätinen, tuhlata, syytääFinnish
  • prodiguerFrench
  • scaoilteachIrish
  • mewahIndonesian
  • 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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