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Definition of lavish adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1large in amount, or impressive, and usually costing a lot of money synonym extravagant lavish gifts/costumes/celebrations They lived a very lavish lifestyle. They rebuilt the house on an even more lavish scale than before. It was one of the most lavish weddings I've ever been to.
  2. 2lavish (with/in something) giving or doing something generously He was lavish in his praise for her paintings.
    adverb lavishly illustrated She entertains her friends lavishly.
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