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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 ?
The mother herself -- as if the red ignominy were so deeply scorched into her brain that all her conceptions assumed its form -- had carefully wrought out the similitude, lavishing many hours of morbid ingenuity to create an analogy between the object of her affection and the emblem of her guilt and torture.
I turned; Cathy was flying down through the massed people; she cleared the parapet at a bound, and sped towards that riderless horse, who staggered forward towards the remembered sound; but his strength failed, and he fell at her feet, she lavishing kisses upon him and sobbing, the house rising with one impulse, and white with horror
Thereafter my mother continued to keep me in the old tower, visiting me nightly and lavishing upon me the love the community life would have robbed us both of.
Little Meriem still played with Geeka, lavishing all her childish love upon the now almost hopeless ruin of what had never, even in its palmiest days, possessed even a slight degree of loveliness.