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lav·ish

 (lăv′ĭsh)
adj.
1. Characterized by or produced with extravagance and profusion: a lavish buffet. See Synonyms at profuse.
2. Immoderate in giving or bestowing; unstinting: The critics were lavish with their praise.
tr.v. lav·ished, lav·ish·ing, lav·ish·es
1. To give or bestow in abundance; shower: lavished attention on his customers.
2. To give something in abundance to: "The aides began lavishing him with kindnesses" (Kay Marie Porterfield).

[Middle English laves, probably from Old French lavasse, downpour, from laver, to wash, from Latin lavāre; see lave.]

lav′ish·er n.
lav′ish·ly adv.
lav′ish·ness n.

lavish

(ˈlævɪʃ)
adj
1. prolific, abundant, or profuse
2. generous; unstinting; liberal
3. extravagant; prodigal; wasteful: lavish expenditure.
vb
(tr) to give, expend, or apply abundantly, generously, or in profusion
[C15: adj use of lavas profusion, from Old French lavasse torrent, from Latin lavāre to wash]
ˈlavisher n
ˈlavishly adv
ˈlavishment n
ˈlavishness n

lav•ish

(ˈlæv ɪʃ)
adj.
1. expended, bestowed, or occurring in abundance: a lavish serving of food.
2. using or giving in great amounts; prodigal: to be lavish with one's time or money; to be lavish of affection.
v.t.
3. to expend or give in great amounts or without limit: to lavish gifts on a person.
[1425–75; late Middle English lavas profusion (n.), profuse (adj.) < Middle French lavasse downpour of rain, derivative of laver to wash < Latin lavāre]
lav′ish•er, n.
lav′ish•ly, adv.
lav′ish•ness, n.
syn: lavish, prodigal, profuse refer to that which exists in abundance and is poured out in great amounts. lavish suggests an unlimited, sometimes excessive generosity and openhandedness: lavish hospitality. prodigal suggests wastefulness, improvidence, and reckless impatience: He has lost his inheritance because of his prodigal ways. profuse emphasizes abundance, but may suggest exaggeration: profuse thanks; profuse apologies.

lavish


Past participle: lavished
Gerund: lavishing

Imperative
lavish
lavish
Present
I lavish
you lavish
he/she/it lavishes
we lavish
you lavish
they lavish
Preterite
I lavished
you lavished
he/she/it lavished
we lavished
you lavished
they lavished
Present Continuous
I am lavishing
you are lavishing
he/she/it is lavishing
we are lavishing
you are lavishing
they are lavishing
Present Perfect
I have lavished
you have lavished
he/she/it has lavished
we have lavished
you have lavished
they have lavished
Past Continuous
I was lavishing
you were lavishing
he/she/it was lavishing
we were lavishing
you were lavishing
they were lavishing
Past Perfect
I had lavished
you had lavished
he/she/it had lavished
we had lavished
you had lavished
they had lavished
Future
I will lavish
you will lavish
he/she/it will lavish
we will lavish
you will lavish
they will lavish
Future Perfect
I will have lavished
you will have lavished
he/she/it will have lavished
we will have lavished
you will have lavished
they will have lavished
Future Continuous
I will be lavishing
you will be lavishing
he/she/it will be lavishing
we will be lavishing
you will be lavishing
they will be lavishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lavishing
you have been lavishing
he/she/it has been lavishing
we have been lavishing
you have been lavishing
they have been lavishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lavishing
you will have been lavishing
he/she/it will have been lavishing
we will have been lavishing
you will have been lavishing
they will have been lavishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lavishing
you had been lavishing
he/she/it had been lavishing
we had been lavishing
you had been lavishing
they had been lavishing
Conditional
I would lavish
you would lavish
he/she/it would lavish
we would lavish
you would lavish
they would lavish
Past Conditional
I would have lavished
you would have lavished
he/she/it would have lavished
we would have lavished
you would have lavished
they would have lavished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.lavish - expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns; "He was showered with praise"
ware, squander, consume, waste - spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
Adj.1.lavish - very generouslavish - very generous; "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"; "prodigal praise"; "unsparing generosity"; "his unstinted devotion"; "called for unstinting aid to Britain"
generous - willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation"
2.lavish - characterized by extravagance and profusion; "a lavish buffet"; "a lucullan feast"
rich - suggestive of or characterized by great expense; "a rich display"

lavish

adjective
1. grand, magnificent, splendid, lush, abundant, sumptuous, exuberant, opulent, copious, luxuriant, profuse a lavish party to celebrate his fiftieth birthday
grand meagre, frugal, stingy, scanty, miserly
2. extravagant, wild, excessive, exaggerated, unreasonable, wasteful, prodigal, unrestrained, intemperate, immoderate, improvident, thriftless Critics attack his lavish spending and flamboyant style.
extravagant sparing, thrifty
3. generous, free, liberal, bountiful, effusive, open-handed, unstinting, munificent American reviewers are lavish in their praise of this book.
generous stingy, parsimonious, miserly, tight-fisted
verb
1. shower, pour, heap, deluge, dissipate The emperor promoted the general and lavished him with gifts.
shower withhold, stint, begrudge

lavish

adjective
1. Characterized by extravagant, ostentatious magnificence:
Informal: plushy.
2. Characterized by excessive or imprudent spending:
3. Given to or marked by unrestrained abundance:
4. Characterized by bounteous giving:
verb
To give in great abundance:
Translations
مُسْرِف، سَخيمُنْفَق بِسَخاءيُغْدِقُ مالا
bohatýčetnýnešetřícírozhazovatštědrý
ødseloverdådigoverøse
avokätinentuhlaavainenylenpalttinen
pazarol
eyîaóòarflega rausnarlegurörlátur
bagātsdāsnsdevīgsizšķērdētizšķērdīgs
nešetriacirozhadzovať
påkostad
bolcömertcömertçe harcamak

lavish

[ˈlævɪʃ]
A. ADJ
1. (= sumptuous) [apartment, meal, production, costume] → suntuoso; [lifestyle] → suntuoso, lleno de lujo
2. (= generous) [gift, hospitality] → espléndido, generoso; [praise] → profuso, abundante; [amount] → abundante, generoso
to be lavish with one's giftshacer regalos espléndidos or generosos
to be lavish with one's moneygastar pródigamente el dinero, derrochar el dinero (pej)
to be lavish in or with one's praiseser pródigo en elogios, no escatimar elogios
B. VT to lavish sth on or upon sbcolmar a algn de algo
to lavish attention on sbcolmar a algn de atenciones
to lavish praise on sbser pródigo en elogios hacia algn

lavish

[ˈlævɪʃ]
adj
[meal, dinner, buffet] → fastueux/euse; [party] → fastueux/euse
(= extravagant) [lifestyle, spending] → fastueux/euse
(= expensive) [gift] → fastueux/euse
[production] → fastueux/euse
[praise] → appuyé(e)
[person] to be lavish with sth → ne pas être avare de qch
to be lavish in one's praise of sth → ne pas tarir d'éloges sur qch
American reviewers are lavish in their praise of this book → La critique américaine ne tarit pas d'éloges sur ce livre.
vt
to lavish praise on sb → ne pas tarir d'éloges sur qn
to lavish attention on sb → couvrir qn d'attentions

lavish

adj giftsgroßzügig, üppig; praise, affectionüberschwänglich; banquetüppig; partyfeudal; (pej)verschwenderisch; expenditureverschwenderisch; to be lavish in or with somethingmit etw verschwenderisch sein or umgehen; he was lavish in his help to otherser half anderen großzügig; he’s lavish in giving money to good causesfür gute Zwecke spendet er großzügig Geld; you were very lavish with the creamdu hast ja mit der Sahne nicht gespart; to be lavish with one’s moneydas Geld mit vollen Händen ausgeben
vt to lavish something on somebodyjdn mit etw überhäufen; praise, attentionjdn mit etw überschütten; she lavished food and drink on themsie bewirtete sie fürstlich; to lavish attention on somethingviel Aufmerksamkeit auf etw (acc)richten

lavish

[ˈlævɪʃ]
1. adj (person) → prodigo/a; (meal) → lauto/a; (surroundings, apartment) → sontuoso/a, lussuoso/a; (expenditure) → considerevole; (excessive) → eccessivo/a
to be lavish with one's gifts → non badare a spese in fatto di regali
to bestow lavish praise on sb → coprire qn di elogi or lodi
2. vt to lavish sth on sb/on sthcolmare qn/qc di qc

lavish

(ˈlӕviʃ) verb
to spend or give very freely. She lavishes too much money on that child.
adjective
1. (of a person) spending or giving generously and sometimes too freely. a lavish host; You have certainly been lavish with the brandy in this cake.
2. given generously or too freely. lavish gifts.
ˈlavishly adverb
ˈlavishness noun
References in classic literature ?
Such an extraordinary sign of confidence was received by the orator as a highly favorable omen; and though the animal retreated a little precipitately, he was lavish of his thanks and commendations.
There were trifles too, little ornaments, beautiful tokens of a continual remembrance, that must have been wrought by delicate fingers at the impulse of a fond heart And once Hester was seen embroidering a baby-garment with such a lavish richness of golden fancy as would have raised a public tumult had any infant thus apparelled, been shown to our sober-hued community.
The homage of which they were so lavish succeeded, in truth, for my nerves, quite as well as if I never appeared to myself, as I may say, literally to catch them at a purpose in it.
Granting other whales to be in sight, the fishermen will seldom give chase to one of these Grand Turks; for these Grand Turks are too lavish of their strength, and hence their unctuousness is small.
After prayers we had dinner in a great banqueting hall which was lighted by hundreds of grease-jets, and everything was as fine and lavish and rudely splendid as might become the royal degree of the hosts.
She has the warm heart of her race, and its lavish affections, and when Cathy arrived the pair were mother and child in five minutes, and that is what they are to date and will continue.
They chiseled angels and cherubs and devils and skeletons on the tombstones in the most lavish and generous way--as to supply--but curiously grotesque and outlandish as to form.
The crowd filed up the aisles: the aged and needy postmaster, who had seen better days; the mayor and his wife -- for they had a mayor there, among other unnecessaries; the justice of the peace; the widow Douglass, fair, smart, and forty, a generous, good-hearted soul and well-to-do, her hill mansion the only palace in the town, and the most hospitable and much the most lavish in the matter of festivities that St.
In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are strown; The heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone.
He is not of your order: keep to your caste, and be too self-respecting to lavish the love of the whole heart, soul, and strength, where such a gift is not wanted and would be despised.
And sometimes, when her moods were so many and so contradictory of one another that I was puzzled what to say or do, Miss Havisham would embrace her with lavish fondness, murmuring something in her ear that sounded like "Break their hearts my pride and hope, break their hearts and have no mercy
Firmin Richard, whom they hardly knew; nevertheless, they were lavish in protestations of friendship and received a thousand flattering compliments in reply, so that those of the guests who had feared that they had a rather tedious evening in store for them at once put on brighter faces.