English adjective: lavish
|1.||lavish very generous|
|Samples||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.
His unstinted devotion.
Called for unstinting aid to Britain.
|Synonyms||munificent, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting|
|2.||lavish characterized by extravagance and profusion|
|Samples||A lavish buffet.|
A lucullan feast.
|Synonyms||lucullan, lush, plush, plushy|
English verb: lavish
|1.||lavish (possession) expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns|
|Samples||He was showered with praise.|
|Examples||They lavish money on their grandchild|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something on somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||consume, squander, ware, waste|