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Meaning of LAVISH

Pronunciation:  'lavish

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  very generous; "distributed gifts with a lavish hand"; "the critics were lavish in their praise"; "a munificent gift"; "his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent"; "prodigal praise"; "unsparing generosity"; "his unstinted devotion"; "called for unstinting aid to Britain"
  2. [adj]  characterized by extravagance and profusion; "a lavish buffet"; "a lucullan feast"
  3. [v]  expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns; "He was showered with praise"

LAVISH is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: generous, lucullan, lush, munificent, overgenerous, plush, plushy, prodigal, rich, shower, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting
 See Also: blow, squander



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.
             Let her have needful, but not lavish, means. --Shak.
    Syn: Profuse; prodigal; wasteful; extravagant; exuberant;
         immoderate. See {Profuse}.
  2. \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.
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