V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (v.) to give or expand greatly; (adj.) 1. abundant and more than what is necessary; 2. very generous
Synonyms: (v.) pamper, shower, spend, bestow, (adj.) abundant, bountiful, excessive, extravagant, opulent, luxurious
Antonyms: meager, lacking, insufficient
Tips: Lavish is derived from the Old French lavasse, which means "heavy rain." To lavish means "to shower (like a heavy rain) with gifts." As an adjective, it describes anything that is extravagant, bountiful, and potentially excessive.
He was in debt because of his lavish lifestyle. (excessive, opulent) adjective
The misguided woman lavished gifts on her children in order to show them love. (bestowed) verb
I enjoy lavishing my friends and family with expensive gifts. (pampering, showering) verb
The dinner was lavish and left everyone more than satisfied. (bountiful, excessive) adjective
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