- expended, bestowed, or occurring in profusion: lavish spending.
- using or giving in great amounts; prodigal (often followed by of): lavish of his time; lavish of affection.
- to expend or give in great amounts or without limit: to lavish gifts on a person.
Origin of lavish
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Examples from the Web for lavish
Of course, it could be hard to see that logic through all the lavish weirdness of the proposal.Lake Bacon: The Story of The Man Who Wanted Us to Eat Mississippi Hippos
August 10, 2014
Lobbyists use these trips to lavish bounty on Congressmen, far from prying eyes.Former Lobbyist Jack Abramoff On Congressional Travel Disclosure
July 4, 2014
The Kardashians paid more than $400,000 to rent out the lavish grounds.Eavesdropping On Kim and Kanye’s Florentine “Wedding of the Century”
Barbie Latza Nadeau
May 24, 2014
The train is lavish in a rich cream color and measures 11.8 feet.Here Comes the Bride…In Flaming Red: Two Centuries of Colorful Wedding Dresses
May 7, 2014
The lavish parties were part of his cover, and after his arrest by the Egyptians he earned the nickname “the Champagne Spy.”Hunting Down Aribert Heim, Egypt’s Hidden Nazi
Nicholas Kulish, Souad Mekhennet
March 24, 2014
In the twenty-three years of his life, every gift that money could lavish had been his.
Since the death of her father, there had been none on whom she could lavish the great gifts of her tenderness.
It is an English habit to rail at the lavish expenditure of the French Government.The Roof of France
At this Chaigneux, scenting a loan, collapsed into the most lavish thanks.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
I am begging for a crust from the lavish plenty, all because I am struggling to be honest.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
- prolific, abundant, or profuse
- generous; unstinting; liberal
- extravagant; prodigal; wastefullavish expenditure
- (tr) to give, expend, or apply abundantly, generously, or in profusion
Word Origin and History for lavish
mid-15c., from Middle French lavasse (n.) "torrent of rain, deluge," from Old French lavache, from laver "to wash," from Latin lavare "to wash" (see lave). Related: Lavishly.
1540s, from lavish (adj.). Related: Lavished; lavishing.