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Lavish

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Adjective, Verb (transitive)
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lav=ish

CIDE DICTIONARY

Lavisha. [Akin to E. lave to lade out; cf. AS. gelafian to refresh, G. laben.].
  •  Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal; as, lavish of money; lavish of praise.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let her have needful, but not lavish, means."
Syn. -- Profuse; prodigal; wasteful; extravagant; exuberant; immoderate. See Profuse.
Lavishv. t. 
     To expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Lavish, adj. & v.
--adj.
1 giving or producing in large quantities; profuse.
2 generous, unstinting.
3 excessive, over-abundant.
--v.tr. (often foll. by on) bestow or spend (money, effort, praise, etc.) abundantly.

Derivative
lavishly adv. lavishness n.
Etymology
ME f. obs. lavish, lavas (n.) profusion f. OF lavasse deluge of rain f. laver wash

THESAURUS

Lavish

abounding, abundant, accord, administer, affluent, afford, alive with, all-sufficing, allot, allow, ample, aplenty, award, bestow, bestow on, bighearted, blow, bottomless, bounteous, bountiful, bristling, bursting, communicate, confer, copious, crawling, crowded, crowding, deal, deal out, diffuse, dish out, dispense, dissipate, dissipative, dole, dole out, donate, easy come, easy go, effuse, effusive, epidemic, exaggerated, excessive, exhaustless, expend, extend, extravagant, exuberant, fat, fertile, flush, fork out, free, freehanded, freehearted, full, galore, gamble away, generous, gift, gift with, give, give freely, give out, giving, go through, gorgeous, gracious, grant, greathearted, hand out, handsome, hang the expense, heap, help to, hospitable, immoderate, impart, impressive, improvident, in plenty, in profusion, in quantity, incontinent, inexhaustible, intemperate, issue, jam-packed, jammed, large, largehearted, let have, liberal, lush, luxuriant, luxurious, magnanimous, many, maximal, mete, mete out, much, munificent, numerous, offer, open, open-handed, openhanded, openhearted, opulent, overabundant, overbounteous, overcopious, overexuberant, overflowing, overgenerous, overlavish, overliberal, overluxuriant, overmuch, overnumerous, overplenteous, overplentiful, overplenty, overpopulated, overpopulous, overprolific, packed, penny-wise and pound-foolish, plenitudinous, plenteous, plentiful, plenty, plethoric, populous, pound-foolish, pour, present, prevailing, prevalent, princely, prodigal, productive, proffer, profligate, profuse, profusive, proliferating, prolific, pullulating, rain, rampant, render, replete, rich, rife, riotous, run through, running over, scatter, seize the day, serve, shell out, shower, sink, slather, slip, snow, sow broadcast, spend, spendthrift, splendid, squander, stintless, studded, sumptuous, superabundant, swarming, teeming, tender, thick, thick as hail, thick with, thick-coming, thronged, thronging, throw away, throw money around, thrust, uncurbed, ungrudging, unreasonable, unrestrained, unselfish, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting, vouchsafe, waste, wasteful, wealthy, well-found, well-furnished, well-provided, well-stocked, wholesale, yield

ROGET THESAURUS

Lavish

Sufficiency

VB be sufficient, suffice, do, just do, satisfy, pass muster, have enough, eat, one's fill, drink one's fill, have one's fill, roll in, swim in, wallow in, wanton, abound, exuberate, teem, flow, stream, rain, shower down, pour, pour in, swarm, bristle with, superabound, render sufficient, replenish, Adj, sufficient, enough, adequate, up to the mark, commensurate, competent, satisfactory, valid, tangible, measured, moderate, full, ample, plenty, plentiful, plenteous, plenty as blackberries, copious, abundant, abounding, replete, enough and to spare, flush, choke-full, chock-full, well-stocked, well- provided, liberal, unstinted, unstinting, stintless, without stint, unsparing, unmeasured, lavish, wholesale, rich, luxuriant, affluent, wantless, big with, unexhausted, unwasted, exhaustless, inexhaustible, Adv, sufficiently, amply.

N sufficiency, adequacy, enough, withal, satisfaction, competence, no less, quantum sufficit, Q, S, mediocrity, fill, fullness, plenitude, plenty, abundance, copiousness, amplitude, galore, lots, profusion, full measure, good measure pressed down and running, over, luxuriance, affluence, fat of the land, a land flowing with milk and honey, cornucopia, horn of plenty, horn of Amalthaea, mine, outpouring, flood, tide, repletion, satiety, sufficient, enough, adequate, up to the mark, commensurate, competent, satisfactory, valid, tangible, measured, moderate, full, ample, plenty, plentiful, plenteous, plenty as blackberries, copious, abundant, abounding, replete, enough and to spare, flush, choke-full, chock-full, well-stocked, well- provided, liberal, unstinted, unstinting, stintless, without stint, unsparing, unmeasured, lavish, wholesale, rich, luxuriant, affluent, wantless, big with, unexhausted, unwasted, exhaustless, inexhaustible, sufficiently, amply Adj, full, in abundance, with no sparing hand, to one's heart's content, ad libitum, without stint, cut and come again, das Beste ist gut genug.

Redundancy

VB superabound, overabound, know no bounds, swarm, meet one at every turn, creep with, crawl with, bristle with, overflow, run over, flow over, well over, brim over, run riot, overrun, overstock, overlay, overcharge, overdose, overfeed, overburden, overload, overdo, overwhelm, overshoot the mark, surcharge, supersaturate, gorge, glut, load, drench, whelm, inundate, deluge, flood, drug, drug the market, hepatize, choke, cloy, accloy, suffocate, pile up, lay on thick, impregnate with, lavish, send coals to Newcastle, carry coals to Newcastle, carry owls to Athens, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, pisces natare docere, kill the slain, gild refined gold, gild the lily, butter one's bread on both sides, put butter upon bacon, employ a steam engine to crack a nut, exaggerate, wallow in roll in, remain on one's hands, hang heavy on hand, go a begging.

N redundancy, redundance, too much, too many, superabundance, superfluity, superfluence, saturation, nimiety, transcendency, exuberance, profuseness, profusion, repletion, enough in all conscience, satis superque, lion's share, more than enough, plethora, engorgement, congestion, load, surfeit, sickener, turgescence, overdose, overmeasure, oversupply, overflow, inundation, avalanche, accumulation, heap, drug, drug in the market, glut, crowd, burden, excess, surplus, overplus, epact, margin, remainder, duplicate, surplusage, expletive, work of supererogation, bonus, bonanza, luxury, intemperance, extravagance, exorbitance, lavishment, pleonasm, too many irons in the fire, embarras de richesses, redundant, too much, too many, exuberant, inordinate, superabundant, excessive, overmuch, replete, profuse, lavish, prodigal, exorbitant, overweening, extravagant, overcharged, supersaturated, drenched, overflowing, running over, running to waste, running down, crammed to overflowing, filled to overflowing, gorged, ready to burst, dropsical, turgid, plethoric, obese, superfluous, unnecessary, needless, supervacaneous, uncalled for, to spare, in excess, over and above, de trop, adscititious, supernumerary, on one's hands, spare, duplicate, supererogatory, expletive, un peu fort, over, too, over and above, overmuch, too much, too far, without measure, beyond measure, out of measure, with a to spare, over head and ears, up to one's eyes, up to one's ears, extra, beyond the mark, acervatim, it never rains but it pours, fortuna multis dat nimium nulli satis, Degree of Subservience.

Giving

VB deliver, hand, pass, put into the hands of, hand over, make over, deliver over, pass over, turn over, assign dower, present, give away, dispense, dispose of, give out, deal out, dole out, mete out, fork out, squeeze out, pay, render, impart, communicate, concede, cede, yield, part with, shed, cast, spend, give, bestow, confer, grant, accord, award, assign, intrust, consign, vest in, make a present, allow, contribute, subscribe, furnish its quota, invest, endow, settle upon, bequeath, leave, devise, furnish, supply, help, administer to, afford, spare, accommodate with, indulge with, favor with, shower down upon, lavish, pour on, thrust upon, tip, bribe, tickle the palm, grease the palm, offer, sacrifice, immolate.

Prodigality

VB be prodigal, squander, lavish, sow broadcast, pour forth like water, blow, blow in, pay through the nose, spill, waste, dissipate, exhaust, drain, eat out of house and home, overdraw, outrun the constable, run out, run through, misspend, throw good money after bad, throw the helve after the hatchet, burn the candle at both ends, make ducks and drakes of one's money, fool away one's money, potter away one's money, muddle away one's money, fritter away one's money, throw away one's money, run through one's money, pour water into a sieve, kill the goose that lays the golden eggs, manger son ble en herbe.

N prodigality, prodigence, unthriftiness, waste, profusion, profuseness, extravagance, squandering, malversation, prodigal, spendthrift, waste thrift, losel, squanderer, locust, high roller, prodigal, profuse, thriftless, unthrifty, improvident, wasteful, losel, extravagant, lavish, dissipated, overliberal, full-handed, penny wise and pound foolish, with an unsparing hand, money burning a hole in one's pocket, amor nummi, facile largiri de alieno, wie gewonnen so zerronnen, les fous font les festins et les sages les mangent, spendthrift alike of money and of wit, squandering wealth was his peculiar art.


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