lavish


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lavish

(Opulent), adjective abounding, abundant, affluent, ample, bounteous, bountiful, copious, costly, excess, extravagant, generous, immoderate, liberal, luxuriant, munificent, open-handed, opulent, overabundant, overflowing, overlavish, plenteous, plentiful, profuse, rich, sumptuous, superabundant

lavish

(Wasteful), adjective extravagant, immoderate, improvident, intemperate, overflowing, overlavish, oversufficient, squandering, thriftless, unthrifty

lavish

verb being generous, being extravagant, be liberal, bestow, be thriftless, be wasteful, carry to excess, furnish, luxuriate, pour on, spare no expense, spend, spend freely, spend recklessly, squander
See also: bestow, copious, excess, furnish, generous, inordinate, liberal, philanthropic, prodigal, profuse, replete, superfluous, supply
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Sometimes the fair Persian consented to appear at these festivities, but she disapproved of this lavish expenditure, and did not scruple to warn Noureddin of the probable consequences.
In some farming States, the enthusiasm for the telephone is running so high that mass meetings are held, with lavish oratory on the general theme of "Good Roads and Telephones.
But then I have called his attention to it in the letter I wrote to him in the country, and, if he did nothing to prevent the mischief I there pointed out to him, I suppose it was that from pure goodness of heart and trustfulness he would not and could not believe that any thought against his honour could harbour in the breast of so stanch a friend; nor indeed did I myself believe it for many days, nor should I have ever believed it if his insolence had not gone so far as to make it manifest by open presents, lavish promises, and ceaseless tears.
Moreover a blunt and stolid regard for literal truth indisposes them to make those lavish promises by which the more judicious Circle can in a moment pacify his consort.
Now she was shaking a slim finger at Geeka, reprovingly, and again she crushed to her heart this only object upon which she might lavish the untold wealth of her childish affections.
He was not lavish, nor, on the contrary, avaricious; for, whenever he knew that money was needed for a noble, useful, or benevolent purpose, he supplied it quietly and sometimes anonymously.
de Villefort is not usually lavish of the favor which he now bestows on me, -- a favor which, however estimable, is unequal to the satisfaction which I have in my own consciousness.
Mother Liebard, when she caught sight of her mistress, was lavish with joyful demonstrations.
There was a lavish ex- penditure of bread and cold meats, coffee, and pickles and cheese.
The free trapper, while a bachelor, has no greater pet than his horse; but the moment he takes a wife (a sort of brevet rank in matrimony occasionally bestowed upon some Indian fair one, like the heroes of ancient chivalry in the open field), he discovers that he has a still more fanciful and capricious animal on which to lavish his expenses.
He early began to lavish his abuse on the sterile grounds they passed, and gave any thing but encomiums on the smoothness of the road they were travelling.
Nor did they omit to call upon us to admire the natural loveliness of their own abode, and the lavish abundance with which it produced all manner of luxuriant fruits; exalting it in this particular above any of the surrounding valleys.