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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extravagantly, lavishlyadverb

    in a wasteful manner

    "the United States, up to the 1920s, used fuel lavishly, mainly because it was so cheap"

  2. lavishly, richly, extravagantlyadverb

    in a rich and lavish manner

    "lavishly decorated"


  1. lavishlyadverb

    In a lavish manner, expending profusely.

    He was noted to entertain lavishly, throwing the biggest and best parties in town.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lavishlyadverb

    Profusely; prodigally.

    Etymology: from lavish.

    My father’s purposes have been mistook;
    And some about him have too lavishly
    Wrested his meaning and authority. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    Then laughs the childish year with flowrets crown’d,
    And lavishly perfumes the fields around. Dryden.

    Praise to a wit is like rain to a tender flower; if it be moderately bestowed, it chears and revives; but if too lavishly, overcharges and depresses him. Alexander Pope.


  1. lavishly

    Lavishly is an adverb that describes something done in a luxurious, generous, or excessive manner, often involving a lot of expense. It often refers to actions that are done extravagantly or to an amount or degree that seems excessive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lavishlyadverb

    in a lavish manner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lavishly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lavishly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of lavishly in a Sentence

  1. Brendan Francis:

    If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.

  2. Michael Putland/Getty Images:

    [Very] sad news today of Deon Estus’ death. A lavishly gifted bass guitarist, a charismatic impish character a rock of the WHAM! rhythm section, he lives large in the memory, he radiated warmth, humour life’s illuminating light, my heartfelt commiserations go out to his family.

  3. Andrew Young:

    Can wealth give happiness? look around and see, what gay distress! what splendid misery! Whatever fortunes lavishly can pour, the mind annihilates and calls for more.

  4. Devin Nunes:

    The Democrats cooperated in Ukrainian election meddling and they defend Hunter Biden's securing of a lavishly paid position with a corrupt Ukrainian company, all while Hunter Biden father served as vice president.

  5. Ganeshan Wignaraja:

    You have this idea that the ruling elite are living very lavishly, while being very corrupt, and the ordinary person is in grave difficulty, to go from being perceived as heroes, to being chased out of your own home is unthinkable. It's a complete fall from grace.

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