• IPA: /ˈlævɪʃ/

lavish (comparative lavisher, superlative lavishest)

  1. Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal.
    lavish of money;   lavish of praise
    • 1977, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, in An Autobiography, part II, London: Collins, →ISBN:
      Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. There was a great deal of them, lavish both in material and in workmanship.
  2. Superabundant; excessive
    lavish spirits
    lavish meal
    • 1623, William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure Act 2 Scene 2
      Let her haue needfull, but not lauish meanes
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lavish (lavishes, present participle lavishing; past and past participle lavished)

  1. (transitive) To give out extremely generously; to squander.
    They lavished money on the dinner.
  2. (transitive) To give out to (somebody) extremely generously.
    They lavished him with praise.
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