Adjective "lavished" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious.
  1. 'The perfect spot for calm and quiet intimacy before more lavish dinners, drinks and dancing on the upper floors.'
  2. 'After the meeting, the resort laid on a lavish Hawaiian style buffet on the beachfront.'
  3. 'Only in sports do we generally find plush, sumptuous, lavish condominium accommodations.'
  4. 'The buildings in the Arts District were all designed with fancy and expensive, lavish architecture.'
  5. 'He threw some of the most lavish parties Fort Worth had ever seen.'
  6. 'The surveillance team was rewarded with leftovers from the lavish banquets, which were much better than their usual fare.'
  7. 'The dinner and drinking party was a favourite theme in the lavish paintings which adorned their tombs.'
  8. 'There was also a live concert of indigenous music and a lavish banquet.'
  9. 'Gone were the lavish decorations that had adorned the walls to celebrate their arrival that first time, but even so it was still far too overly decorated for Matthew's taste.'
  10. 'The Queen will get things under way on Thursday night at a lavish opening ceremony.'
  11. 'he was lavish with his hospitality'
  12. 'Sometimes they cannot afford much, and in times of crisis, even when they are lavish it does not feel like enough.'
  13. 'He was a lavish philanthropist, endowing hospitals and libraries as well as the famous art gallery.'
  14. 'lavish praise'
  15. 'I only wish for a small wedding, no gifts or lavish food or gowns, just my family and their blessings.'
  16. 'This need not be a problem if they don't get lavish gifts for the godchild and if your other children have godparents who spend special time with them.'
  17. 'That gave Ellen a golden opportunity to shower the couple with some pretty lavish baby gifts.'
  18. 'If you're not ready to spoil your pet with lavish gifts and gourmet treats just yet, start small.'
  19. 'But it was the landscape that attracted his most lavish praise as they traveled.'
  20. 'This is a genuine reflection of his entire approach which in recent days has evoked lavish praise in the financial press on both sides of the English Channel.'
  21. 'Any time your children show good manners - which is at the heart of being considerate and kind - lavish praise on them.'
  22. 'In some parts of the country, where children's parties are big business, youngsters can leave with lavish gifts.'
  23. 'It's not the affection that she enjoys, but rather the lavish gifts that are tossed her way.'
  24. 'He paid lavish praise to the girls for their wonderful liturgy.'


Bestow something in generous or extravagant quantities on.
  1. 'Over the next three meals, she had steadily turned up the heat, and all he ever did was lavish compliments on the quality and quantity of the food.'
  2. 'He was riding on the success of the publications of The Happy Prince, Dorian Gray and the staging of Lady Windermere's Fan in 1892, lavishing gifts on his friends.'
  3. 'Did you regret lavishing such care on my education when I used it to sever all dependency as soon as I could?'
  4. 'They have spent years lavishing their love on scores of disadvantaged and special needs children.'
  5. 'She also ran up a £7,000 shoe bill and lavished gifts on friends and relations.'
  6. 'he was lavished with gifts'
  7. 'Nicky works in the evening as an insurance claims handler - she admits that she lavishes Lewis with too much attention during the day.'
  8. 'She sits and doesn't make a fuss, expecting him to solve all her problems and come back, lavishing her with attention at his exhibition which is the sole purpose of the visit.'
  9. 'He has been suggested for the Nobel Peace Prize, is supported by more than 80 percent of the French public, and even his enemies are lavishing him with praise.'
  10. 'One moment, he was lavishing her with affection, blessing her with his openness.'
  11. 'Enchanted by her presence, he lavishes her with attention.'


1. expended, bestowed, or occurring in profusion: lavish spending.

2. using or giving in great amounts; prodigal (often followed by of): lavish of his time; lavish of affection. verb (used with object)

3. to expend or give in great amounts or without limit: to lavish gifts on a person.

More examples(as adjective)

"praises can be lavished."

"moneys can be lavished."

"tenses can be lavished."

"years can be lavished."

"times can be lavished."

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(lavish)Late Middle English (as a noun denoting profusion): from Old French lavasse ‘deluge of rain’, from laver ‘to wash’, from Latin lavare.