1. Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal; as, lavish of money; lavish of praise.
2. Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.
Let her have needful, but not lavish, means. --Shak.
Syn: -- Profuse; prodigal; wasteful; extravagant; exuberant; immoderate. See Profuse.
Lav·ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lavished p. pr. & vb. n. Lavishing.] To expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise.
adj 1: very generous; "distributed gifts with a lavish hand"; "the
critics were lavish in their praise"; "a munificent
gift"; "his father gave him a half-dollar and his
mother a quarter and he thought them munificent";
"prodigal praise"; "unsparing generosity"; "his
unstinted devotion"; "called for unstinting aid to
Britain" [syn: munificent, overgenerous, prodigal,
too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting]
2: characterized by extravagance and profusion; "a lavish
buffet"; "a lucullan feast" [syn: lucullan, lush, plush,
v : expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns; "He was
showered with praise" [syn: shower]