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English adjective: lavish

1. lavish very generous


SamplesDistributed 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.
Prodigal praise.
Unsparing generosity.
His unstinted devotion.
Called for unstinting aid to Britain.


Synonymsmunificent, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting


Similargenerous


Antonymsstingy, ungenerous

2. lavish characterized by extravagance and profusion


SamplesA lavish buffet.
A lucullan feast.


Synonymslucullan, lush, plush, plushy


Similarrich


Antonymspoor


English verb: lavish

1. lavish (possession) expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns


SamplesHe was showered with praise.


ExamplesThey lavish money on their grandchild


Synonymsshower


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something on somebody


Broader (hypernym)consume, squander, ware, waste









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