- Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal.
lavish of money; lavish of praise
1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, in The Celebrity:
- The day was cool and snappy for August, and the Rise all green with a lavish nature. Now we plunged into a deep shade with the boughs lacing each other overhead, and crossed dainty, rustic bridges over the cold trout-streams, the boards giving back the clatter of our horses' feet: […] .
1977, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, in An Autobiography, part II, London: Collins, ISBN 978-0-00-216012-4:
- Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. There was a great deal of them, lavish both in material and in workmanship.
- Superabundant; excessive
- (expending profusely): profuse, prodigal, wasteful, extravagant, exuberant, immoderate
- See also Thesaurus:prodigal
- (transitive) To give out extremely generously; to squander.
They lavished money on the dinner.
- (transitive) To give out to (somebody) extremely generously.
They lavished him with praise.
to expend or bestow with profusion