lavishness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lavishness - the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
expensiveness - the quality of being high-priced
2.lavishness - excessive spending
waste, wastefulness, dissipation - useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources"

lavishness

noun
Translations
إسْراف
rozhazovačnost
overdådighed
bõkezûség
örlæti; óhóf
rozhadzovačnosť
israfsavurganlık

lavishness

[ˈlævɪʃnɪs] N
1. (= sumptuousness) → suntuosidad f, fastuosidad f
2. (= generosity) [of person] → prodigalidad f
the lavishness of his praisela profusión de sus elogios

lavishness

n (of gifts)Großzügigkeit f, → Üppigkeit f; (of praise, affection)Überschwänglichkeit f; (of banquet)Üppigkeit f; (of person)Großzügigkeit f; (pej)Verschwendungssucht f; the lavishness of the partydie feudale Party

lavishness

[ˈlævɪʃnɪs] n (of person) → prodigalità; (of meal) → abbondanza; (of surroundings, apartment) → sontuosità, lusso

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 ?
Finding, then, that he was unable to resist his propensity, he resolved to divest himself of the instrument and cause of his prodigality and lavishness, to divest himself of wealth, without which Alexander himself would have seemed parsimonious; and so calling us all three aside one day into a room, he addressed us in words somewhat to the following effect:
They make bunches of flowers, from flakes and wires of silver, that counterfeit the delicate creations the frost weaves upon a windowpane; and we were shown a miniature silver temple whose fluted columns, whose Corinthian capitals and rich entablatures, whose spire, statues, bells, and ornate lavishness of sculpture were wrought in polished silver, and with such matchless art that every detail was a fascinating study and the finished edifice a wonder of beauty.
Now and then she invited members of it to her house if they showed an appreciation of her talent and entertained with proper lavishness.
An account opened in her name for the expenses of the establishment in Brighton, had been fed by de Barral with deferential lavishness.
She was constructed, she was erected, as it were, with a regal lavishness.
Glegg; his eyes would have watered with true feeling over the sale of a widow's furniture, which a five-pound note from his side pocket would have prevented; but a donation of five pounds to a person "in a small way of life" would have seemed to him a mad kind of lavishness rather than "charity," which had always presented itself to him as a contribution of small aids, not a neutralizing of misfortune.
The country's newly built presidential palace has been the most recognizable symbol of lavishness in Turkey's public sector over the past year.
Maritime: Past, Present & Future: A Trans-Pacific sailing presents an ideal opportunity to delve into the fascinating stories of maritime history; from the lavishness of luxury liners to the boldness of battleships, experts and historians offer unique perspectives.
Dessert reminds diners of the lavishness of the Sultans and their contribution to the cuisine.
com)-- Theatrical acting is much more a passion than a means to economic lavishness.
Moreover, there would be educational and awareness programs for the public via spreading messages through smart phones, emails, radio and TV channels to reduce the waste through the rationalization of spending and avoiding lavishness in daily purchases.
London, May 27 ( ANI ): Bernie Ecclestone has said that his wedding to Brazilian lawyer Fabiana Flosi won't have the glitz or the lavishness of his daughter's ceremony last summer.