V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb, adjective

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.

Usage Examples:

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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