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- n. The state or characteristic of being lavish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being lavish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being lavish; profusion; prodigality.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. excessive spending
- n. the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
I know the super rich and some have worked really hard -- I can think of one billionaire who came from nothing and if his lavishness has been a bit gross, I know his bank account got a good kick recently.
Mr. Glegg; his eyes would have watered with true feeling over the sale of a widow's furniture, which a five-pound note from his side pocket would have prevented; but a donation of five pounds to a person "in a small way of life" would have seemed to him a mad kind of lavishness rather than "charity," which had always presented itself to him as a contribution of small aids, not a neutralizing of misfortune.
But account director James Wright said that, while pre-GFC "lavishness" was nowhere to be seen in 2010 - and unlikely to make a rapid return - companies were back on the bandwagon for new strategies to retain workers who might be looking at a career change.
There was no humbug or hypocrisy about Mr. Glegg; his eyes would have watered with true feeling over the sale of a widows furniture, which a five-pound note from his side pocket would have prevented; but a donation of five pounds to a person in a small way of life would have seemed to him a mad kind of lavishness rather than charity, which had always presented itself to him as a contribution of small aids, not a neutralizing of misfortune.
Few of the 10,000 foreign couples expected to marry in Italy this year are likely to rival the Agarwal nuptials for lavishness.
The king commanded a tomb be built for Hephaestion that rivaled any previous memorial in cost and lavishness.
And you know the lavishness of the big ranches, then and now.
Many speak critically of the lavishness of the modern day meals post the breaking of fast iftar, or footor, as it's know in the Gulf.
True about UTC revenue, point is that a typical govt contractors modus operandi seems to be to maximize revenue from the customer (the govt) while appearing to cut costs (apparently to support execs lavishness & maybe shareholders).
It was a time when celebrities could flaunt their ostentatious lifestyles to Robin Leach without a trace of faux guilt, a moment when we luxuriated in the lavishness of the Carringtons and the Trumps.
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