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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lavish  \Lav"ish\  (l[a^]v"[i^]sh),  a.  [Akin  to  E.  lave  to  lade 
  out  cf  AS  gelafian  to  refresh,  G.  laben.] 
  1.  Expending  or  bestowing  profusely;  profuse;  prodigal;  as 
  lavish  of  money;  lavish  of  praise. 
 
  2.  Superabundant;  excessive;  as  lavish  spirits. 
 
  Let  her  have  needful,  but  not  lavish,  means  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Profuse;  prodigal;  wasteful;  extravagant;  exuberant; 
  immoderate.  See  {Profuse}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lavish  \Lav"ish\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lavished}  (-[i^]sht);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Lavishing}.] 
  To  expend  or  bestow  with  profusion;  to  use  with  prodigality; 
  to  squander;  as  to  lavish  money  or  praise. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lavish 
  adj  1:  very  generous;  "distributed  gifts  with  a  lavish  hand";  "the 
  critics  were  lavish  in  their  praise";  "a  munificent 
  gift";  "his  father  gave  him  a  half-dollar  and  his 
  mother  a  quarter  and  he  thought  them  munificent"; 
  "prodigal  praise";  "unsparing  generosity";  "his 
  unstinted  devotion";  "called  for  unstinting  aid  to 
  Britain"  [syn:  {munificent},  {overgenerous},  {prodigal}, 
  {too-generous},  {unsparing},  {unstinted},  {unstinting}] 
  2:  characterized  by  extravagance  and  profusion;  "a  lavish 
  buffet";  "a  lucullan  feast"  [syn:  {lucullan},  {lush},  {plush}, 
  {plushy}] 
  v  :  expend  profusely;  also  used  with  abstract  nouns:  "He  was 
  showered  with  praise"  [syn:  {shower}] 




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