Tables set for a lavish party.
An example of lavish is a party that has an excess of food and drink.
- very generous or liberal in giving or spending, often extravagantly so; prodigal
- characterized by abundance, luxuriance, splendor, etc.: a lavish wedding reception
Origin of lavishfrom Middle English lavas, abundance from Middle French from Old French lavasse, torrent of rain, probably from laver, to wash: see lave
- Characterized by or produced with extravagance and profusion: a lavish buffet. See Synonyms at profuse.
- Immoderate in giving or bestowing; unstinting: The critics were lavish with their praise.
transitive verblav·ished, lav·ish·ing, lav·ish·es
- To give or bestow in abundance; shower: lavished attention on his customers.
- To give something in abundance to: “The aides began lavishing him with kindnesses” ( Kay Marie Porterfield )
Origin of lavishMiddle English laves probably from Old French lavasse downpour from laver to wash from Latin lavāre ; see lave .
(comparative more lavish, superlative most lavish)
(third-person singular simple present lavishes, present participle lavishing, simple past and past participle lavished)