Definition of "lavish" []

  • 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)
  • Prolific, abundant, or profuse (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Generous; unstinting; liberal (adjective)
  • Extravagant; prodigal; wasteful (adjective)
  • To give, expend, or apply abundantly, generously, or in profusion (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

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"