Etymology
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lavish (adj.)

"spending or bestowing profusely," mid-15c., laves, from Old French lavasse,lavache (n.) "a torrent of rain, deluge" (15c.), from laver "to wash," from Latin lavare "to wash" (from PIE root *leue- "to wash"). Related: Lavishly; lavishness.

lavish (v.)

"spend or bestow profusely," 1540s, from lavish (adj.). Related: Lavished; lavisher; lavishing.

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Definitions of lavish
1
lavish (adj.)
very generous;
the critics were lavish in their praise
distributed gifts with a lavish hand
Synonyms: munificent / overgenerous / too-generous / unsparing / unstinted / unstinting
lavish (adj.)
characterized by extravagance and profusion;
a lavish buffet
Synonyms: lucullan / plush / plushy
2
lavish (v.)
expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns;
Synonyms: shower
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