HyperDic: lavish

English > 3 senses of the word lavish:
ADJECTIVEalllavish, munificent, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstintingvery generous
alllavish, lucullan, plush, plushycharacterized by extravagance and profusion
VERBpossessionlavish, showerexpend profusely
lavish > pronunciation
Soundslae'vihsh
Rhymesabolish ... Yiddish: 161 rhymes with ihsh...
English > lavish: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningVery generous.
Examples
  • "distributed gifts with a lavish hand"
  • "the critics were lavish in their praise"
Synonymsmunificent, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting
Broadergenerouswilling to give and share unstintingly
Spanishdadivoso, desprendido, generoso, incansable, munificente, munífico, pródigo
Catalanmunífic, munificent
Nounslavishnessexcessive spending / spending
lavishnessthe quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
Adverbslavishlyin a wasteful manner
English > lavish: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCharacterized by extravagance and profusion.
Example"a lavish buffet"
Synonymslucullan, plush, plushy
BroaderrichSuggestive of or characterized by great expense
Spanishexuberante, lujoso, suntuoso
Catalanexuberant, luxós, sumptuós
Nounslavishnessthe quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
Adverbslavishlyin a rich and lavish manner
English > lavish: 3 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningexpend profusely; also used with abstract nouns.
PatternSomebody ----s something on somebody
ModelThey lavish money on their grandchild
Synonymshower
Broaderconsume, squander, waste, warespend extravagantly
Spanishderrochar, despilfarrar, malgastar, prodigar
Catalandilapidar, malbaratar, malgastar

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