- IPA: /ˈlævɪʃ/
lavish (comparative lavisher, superlative lavishest)
- 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.
- Superabundant; excessive
- lavish spirits
- lavish meal
- 1623, William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure Act 2 Scene 2
- Let her haue needfull, but not lauish meanes
- (expending profusely): profuse, prodigal, wasteful, extravagant, exuberant, immoderate
- See also Thesaurus:prodigal
- German: freigiebig
- Italian: prodigo, profuso, generoso
- Russian: ще́дрый
- Spanish: generoso, pródigo, dadivoso, derrochador, exuberante
- German: überreich
- Italian: eccessivo, smodato, sovrabbondante
- Russian: чрезмерный
- Spanish: excesivo, incontrolado, superabundante, sobrado
lavish (lavishes, present participle lavishing; past and past participle lavished)
- (transitive) To give out extremely generously; to squander.
- They lavished money on the dinner.
- (transitive) To give out to (somebody) extremely generously.
- They lavished him with praise.
- Italian: prodigare, profondere, spendere profusamente
- Russian: расточать
- Spanish: derrochar, despilfarrar, prodigar