- 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 lavishly
Wedged between two marble buildings at the lavishly designed Lincoln Center, sits a single white tent.How the Circus Got a Social Conscience
November 7, 2014
Leather bonnets that marked the early 19th century gave way to styled hair and lavishly veiled hats of the 20th century.The Best-Dressed Way to Say Goodbye
October 21, 2014
Both are lavishly illustrated, so your child will enjoy reading them with you.A Few Good Books for Dads
John Elder Robison
June 14, 2013
Democrats are coalescing early around a front-runner who certainly will be lavishly funded, Hillary Clinton.Will 2016 be for Republicans what 1988 was for Democrats?
April 8, 2013
Not a euphemism for homeliness, mind; the new faces are all lavishly hot.United Colors of Benetton Features Transgender Model Lea T, Alek Wek
January 24, 2013
Indeed, they were sumptuously, lavishly, prodigally provided for.Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer
Cyrus Townsend Brady
So long as he had it he used it lavishly, thoughtlessly, very often generously.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I.
Charles James Lever
He changed his meat plate now, and helped him lavishly to tart.Dreamers of the Ghetto
The English government had lavishly distributed signs of authority.Old Fort Snelling
Marcus L. Hansen
He impairs with one hand the value of what he has so lavishly yielded with the other.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
- 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 lavishly
1540s, from lavish (adj.). Related: Lavished; lavishing.
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.