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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]

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  • /ˈlævɪʃ/, /"l

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