- 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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