lavish
I (opulent) adjective abounding, abundant, affluent, ample, bounteous, bountiful, copious, costly, effusive, excess, extravagant, generous, immoderate, inordinate, liberal, luxuriant, munificent, open-handed, opulent, overabundant, overflowing, overlavish, overluxuriant, oversufficient, plenteous, plentiful, profuse, rich, sumptuous, superabundant II (wasteful) adjective extravagant, immoderate, improvident, intemperate, overflowing, overlavish, overluxuriant, oversufficient, squandering, thriftless, unthrifty III verb being generous, being extravagant, be liberal, bestow, be thriftless, be wasteful, carry to excess, furnish, luxuriate, pour on, spare no expense, spend, spend freely, spend recklessly, squander IV index bestow, copious, excess, furnish, inordinate, liberal (generous), philanthropic, prodigal, profuse, replete, superfluous, supply

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  • Lavish — Lav ish (l[a^]v [i^]sh), a. [Akin to E. lave to lade out; cf. AS. gelafian to refresh, G. laben.] 1. Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal; as, lavish of money; lavish of praise. [1913 Webster] 2. Superabundant; excessive; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lavish — [lav′ish] adj. [< ME lavas, abundance < MFr < OFr lavasse, torrent of rain, prob. < laver, to wash: see LAVE1] 1. very generous or liberal in giving or spending, often extravagantly so; prodigal 2. more than enough; very abundant… …   English World dictionary

  • Lavish — Lav ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lavished} ( [i^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lavishing}.] To expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lavish — [adj] profuse; splendid abundant, bountiful, copious, effusive, exaggerated, excessive, extravagant, exuberant, first class, free, generous, gorgeous, grand, immoderate, impressive, improvident, inordinate, intemperate, liberal, lush, luxuriant,… …   New thesaurus

  • lavish — ► ADJECTIVE 1) sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious. 2) giving or given in profusion. ► VERB (usu. lavish on) ▪ give or spend in abundant or extravagant quantities. DERIVATIVES lavishly adverb lavishness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • lavish — *profuse, prodigal, luxuriant, lush, exuberant Analogous words: *liberal, bountiful, bounteous, openhanded, generous, munificent, handsome: sumptuous, opulent, luxurious: *excessive, inordinate, extravagant Antonyms: sparing Contrasted words:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lavish — 01. Her family is quite rich, so she was able to have a [lavish] wedding, followed by a huge reception. 02. The ballet company is putting on a [lavish] production of Swan Lake to celebrate its tenth anniversary. 03. We won a weekend in the… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • lavish — lav|ish1 [ˈlævıʃ] adj [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: lavish too great quantity (15 16 centuries), from Old French lavasse heavy rain , from laver to wash ] 1.) large, impressive, or expensive ▪ a royal palace on a lavish scale ▪ a lavish lifestyle ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lavish — [[t]læ̱vɪʃ[/t]] lavishes, lavishing, lavished 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as lavish, you mean that it is very elaborate and impressive and a lot of money has been spent on it. ...a lavish party to celebrate Bryan s fiftieth birthday …   English dictionary

  • lavish — I adj. lavish in, with (lavish with praise; lavish in donating money to charity) II v. (d; tr.) to lavish on (to lavish gifts on smb.) * * * [ lævɪʃ] with (lavish with praise; lavish in donating money to charity) lavishin (d; tr.) to lavish on… …   Combinatory dictionary

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