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Lavish Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns; "He was showered with praise"
  • 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";
  • characterized by extravagance and profusion; "a lavish buffet"; "a lucullan feast"

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'Lavish' example sentence in quotations

* There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is not greater disaster than greed. - Lao Tzu

* Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday...The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production. - Ayn Rand

* We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it or worse, they might. - Mignon McLaughlin

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Lavish Sample Sentences in News

  • Pentagon sent Afghan jewelers on lavish ‘months-long gem training programs’
    A Pentagon task force in Afghanistan is under investigation for wasting taxpayer dollars to send Afghan jewelers on lavish “gem training” trips to India, Paris, and Milan, according to findings by a government watchdog. Read more on this news related to 'Lavish'
  • Iggy Azalea gets lavish X-mas gift
    Los Angeles, Dec 26 (IANS) Singer Iggy Azalea got a special gift on Christmas from her long time boyfriend Nick Young -- a heart shaped diamond-studded pendant. Read more on this news related to 'Lavish'
  • Iggy Azalea Shows Off Lavish Gift From Nick Young Just Days After Giving Him a Car for Christmas!
    Iggy Azalea had one very special gift under her Christmas tree this year from her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young. The "Black Widow" rapper couldn't help but flaunt what her... Read more on this news related to 'Lavish'

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