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lavish

lav·ish

lavish

 
 
pronunciation:
lae vihsh
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
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Word History
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: liberal or generous in using or spending (often fol. by of).
She was lavish of praise.
synonyms:
bountiful, generous, greathearted, liberal, openhanded, prodigal, unselfish
antonyms:
frugal, meager, sparing
similar words:
bighearted, improvident, munificent, profligate, profuse, thriftless, unrestrained
definition 2: abundant or expensive; extravagant.
lavish parties
synonyms:
costly, expensive, extravagant, luxurious, opulent, sumptuous
antonyms:
frugal, meager
similar words:
abundant, excessive, exuberant, fancy, generous, highfalutin, luxuriant, ostentatious, pretentious, profligate, wasteful
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lavished, lavishes, lavishing
definition: to expend or give abundantly or limitlessly.
He lavished attention on his children.
synonyms:
heap, pour, shower
similar words:
bestow, rain
derivations: lavishly (adv.), lavishness (n.)
Word History
Lavish comes from lavache, an early French word for a torrent (or very heavy fall of rain). The French word came from a Latin word meaning "to wash."