Definition of laevis
1. lavish [ a ] very generous
Examples: "distributed gifts with a lavish hand" "the critics were lavish in their praise" "a munificent gift" "prodigal praise" "unsparing generosity" "his unstinted devotion" "called for unstinting aid to Britain"
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)
Speakers at a Tipoff_Club dinner dealt lavish praise to a group of St._Louis_University players who , in the words of Coach_John_Benington , `` had more confidence in themselves than I did '' .Synonyms lavish prodigal unstinting too-generous unsparing unstinted overgenerous munificent Related Terms generous
2. lavish [ v ] expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns
Examples: : "He was showered with praise"
(Los Angeles Times...)
Hence the attention they 're lavishing on the CDC .
(Perry Miller "Theodore Parker: Apostasy within Liberalism"...)
Grant all this - still , when modern Unitarianism and the Harvard_Divinity_School recall with humorous affection the insults Parker lavished upon them , or_else argue that after_all Parker received the treatment he invited , they betray an uneasy conscience .Synonyms shower lavish Related Terms consume squander
3. lavish [ a ] very generous
Examples: "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";
4. lavish [ a ] characterized by extravagance and profusion
Examples: "a lavish buffet" "a lucullan feast"
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