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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


Antonymsstingy, ungenerous

2. lavish characterized by extravagance and profusion

SamplesA lavish buffet.
A lucullan feast.

Synonymslucullan, lush, plush, plushy



English verb: lavish

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

SamplesHe was showered with praise.

ExamplesThey lavish money on their grandchild


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something on somebody

Broader (hypernym)consume, squander, ware, waste

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