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 ?
Now and then she invited members of it to her house if they showed an appreciation of her talent and entertained with proper lavishness. She held their weakness for lions in good-humoured contempt, but played to them her part of the distinguished woman of letters with decorum.
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.
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.
An account opened in her name for the expenses of the establishment in Brighton, had been fed by de Barral with deferential lavishness. The governess crossed the wide hall into a little room at the side where she sat down to write the cheque, which he hastened out to go and cash as if it were stolen or a forgery.
She was constructed, she was erected, as it were, with a regal lavishness. It staggered you to see this reckless ex penditure of material upon a chit of a girl.
NowA their marriage is in jeopardy because of the conflicts arising from his lavishness.A A
It's a low-key setup, with no pomp or lavishness, but that fits in with who the rabbi was, said Rabbi Zalman Shmotkin, a spokesman for Chabad-Lubavitch.
Gonzalez, in hisblog post, recalled the lavishness of what was dubbed as the "wedding of the century" meant torival the"superproduction on the scale of British royal weddings." Gonzalez said that among those who left the event with an upset stomach were industrialist Enrique "Enzo" Zobel and couturier Pitoy Moreno.
Al Soodi said that there was no need for lavishness during marriage ceremonies and it was important to keep them simple.
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He said that exchequer has been drained out by the lavishness of previous governments who put country under unprecedented debt for their policies of opulence.