Definition of "lavish" [lav•ish]

  • Characterized by or produced with extravagance and profusion: a lavish buffet. See Synonyms at profuse. (adjective)
  • Immoderate in giving or bestowing; unstinting: The critics were lavish with their praise. (adjective)
  • To give or bestow in abundance; shower: lavished attention on his customers. (verb-transitive)

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Use "lavish" in a sentence
  • "Grass-roots party members and big donors have been fuming for months over what they call lavish spending at a time when fundraising has been hampered by the economy and a string of political controversies."
  • "All this is explored in lavish detail, with no pat answers."
  • "The View Road Villa: Extravagant design wrapped up in lavish delights"