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Lavish (extremely generous or extravagant; giving unsparingly) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the adjective lavish

What does lavish mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more lavish / lavisher | most lavish / lavishest

  1. very generous
  2. characterized by extravagance and profusion

Alternative definition of the adjective lavish


  1. Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal; as, lavish of money; lavish of praise.
  2. Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.

Definition of the adjective lavish for high school students

    given without limits
    • example: Because they had worked very hard, the performers appreciated the critic's lavish praise.

The adjective lavish is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Definition of the verb lavish

What does lavish mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: lavished | lavishing | lavishes

  1. expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns
    • example: They lavish money on their grandchild
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of lavish: shower
    • more generic words: consume / squander / ware / waste = spend extravagantly

Alternative definition of the verb lavish


  1. [transitive] To expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise.

Definition of the verb lavish for high school students

    to give without limits
    • example: Because the performers had worked hard, they deserved the praise that the critic lavished on them.

The verb lavish is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


Lavish is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Lost Tape.


"Lavish" is a musical album of Soul Ballet.

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Google previewFuldstaendigt Dansk og Engelsk haand-lexicon (1824)

udarbeidet efter de bedste og nyeste ordbøger by Christian Friderich Bay

to spend, lavish, squander away. [gal, Spendthrift. QBdeland, (Forsder) a ProdiMBdelaegge, (et Land) to waste, Iay waite, spoil, ruin, dispeople a Country. (en Bye) to rase or destroy, ravage a Town. (fordarrve) to corrupt, deprave.

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

prodigus, prodigal, lavish —from pro, forth; agéré, to drive: It prodigo: F. prodigue]: given to reckless or unnecessary expenditure, as of money, strength, etc.; lavish, profusely liberal; not frugal: N. one who is profuse ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary for Children (2001)

by Robert B. Costello

lavish. C. M. between them: The roses grew over a white wooden lattice, lattice ( lat'is) noun, plural lattices. laugh To make sounds that show amusement, happiness, or ridicule: The children laughed at the silly monkeys in the zoo. We laughed ...

Google previewThe writer's and student's assistant: or, A compendious dictionary, rendering the more common words and phrases in the English language into the more elegant or scholastic (1835)

by John Henry Brady

— dissipate, squander, consume, lavish ; expend. Wasteful ...

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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)
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Scrabble value of L1A1V4I1S1H4

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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