Lavish meaning

lăvĭsh
To give or bestow in abundance; shower.

Lavished attention on his customers.

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Immoderate in giving or bestowing; unstinting.

The critics were lavish with their praise.

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To give something in abundance to.
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Very generous or liberal in giving or spending, often extravagantly so; prodigal.
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Characterized by or produced with extravagance and profusion.

A lavish buffet.

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Characterized by abundance, luxuriance, splendor, etc.

A lavish wedding reception.

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To give or spend generously or liberally.

To lavish time and money on pets.

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The definition of lavish is very generous or abundant.

An example of lavish is a party that has an excess of food and drink.

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Lavish of money; lavish of praise.

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Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.
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To expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise.
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Origin of lavish

  • Middle English laves probably from Old French lavasse downpour from laver to wash from Latin lavāre lave

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English *lavish (adjective), equivalent to lave (“to pour out") +"Ž -ish. More at lave, -ish.

    From Wiktionary