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Lavish Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    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]
Lavish Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
Lavish Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
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    * 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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    • A lavish bath to relax your mind and body
      After a hard day at work, when the skin feels parched and inflamed leaving you lacklustre and tired, a lavish bath with natural herb-based products can help nourish, relieve, soothe and refresh you. Just the thought of a bathtub of water and bath salts tranquilises the mind. As one gently lowers oneself into the bathtub brimming with water, the soothing feel of wa Read more on this news related to 'Lavish'

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