Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a lavish manner; with profuse expense; prodigally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a lavish manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a lavish manner, expending profusely.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a wasteful manner
  • adverb in a rich and lavish manner

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

lavish +‎ -ly

Examples

  • They reassessed some accounts, dug up others that had been long forgotten, and began to publish these findings, many for the first time, in lavishly annotated volumes.

    Lincoln's Great Depression

  • They reassessed some accounts, dug up others that had been long forgotten, and began to publish these findings, many for the first time, in lavishly annotated volumes.

    Lincoln's Great Depression

  • They reassessed some accounts, dug up others that had been long forgotten, and began to publish these findings, many for the first time, in lavishly annotated volumes.

    Lincoln's Great Depression

  • They reassessed some accounts, dug up others that had been long forgotten, and began to publish these findings, many for the first time, in lavishly annotated volumes.

    Lincoln's Great Depression

  • At many points in Mexico, he scattered coin lavishly and accumulated cords of alleged original records and he even found paintings of his wife's alleged ancestors.

    Mormon Settlement in Arizona A Record of Peaceful Conquest of the Desert

  • English-speaking colony of the United States of America is always called lavishly hospitable by the English traveler.

    Following the Equator

  • English-speaking colony of the United States of America is always called lavishly hospitable by the English traveler.

    Following the Equator, Part 2

  • Alliterations, puns, antithetical forms of expression lavishly employed where no corresponding opposition existed between the thoughts expressed, strained allegories, pedantic allusions, everything, in short, quaint and affected, in matter and manner, made up what was then considered as fine writing.

    Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 2

  • If the news media did it's job it would be playing the campaign promises Obama made about how we are all going to have to sacrifice and live less "lavishly" and how people with money are going to have to "pay" for being rich.

    Top Dem aide: 'Significant policy issues' could still derail deal

  • In my case, some bikes such as lavishly-appointed and colorway-coordinated fixed-gears tend to make me angry.

    Giant Wheels: The Cartoonification of Cycling

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.