lavish lavish  /ˈlæ vɪʃ/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns
  2. (adj) very generous
  3. (adj) characterized by extravagance and profusion

Usage(s):

  1. India's economic prosperity has brought a burgeoning of lavish ceremonies at astronomical cost.
  2. That quite possibly includes the people who looted his lavish three-story riverside home down to its marble walls.
  3. The lavish taste and grandeur of Imperial Russia seen through the ceremonial dress and uniforms of Emperors and court officials in a new show at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

News

  1. Lottery-winning great-grandmother lives simply

    Old habits appear to die hard for 84-year-old lottery winner Gloria Mackenzie. According to the Daily Mail, the great-grandmother from Zephyrhills, Fla., who won $590 million on the lottery two weeks ago, is still being driven around in her son's gold Ford Focus and shopping at Wal-Mart. Instead of spending her fortune on lavish dinners, [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Lookout via Yahoo! News

  2. 7 New Restaurants Opening In The Hamptons This Summer

    Summer in the Hamptons brings long weekends of lavish parties, beautiful beaches and of course, fresh seafood. Make a reservation at these newly opened restaurants out East for the best in fine dining to casual eateries.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CBS New York

  3. What Was so Lavish About the IRS Employee Conference?

    The conference was called “lavish” and “shameless.” Could it pass an IRS audit? Here’s what experts say.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: US News & World Report

Quotes

  1. In a statement issued last night, President Obama said that the vote "rightly reflects the outrage that so many feel over the lavish bonuses that AIG provided its employees at the expense of the taxpayers who have kept this failed company afloat".
    on Mar 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Times Online

  2. "I chose to call my collection for A Pea in the Pod Lavish because there is no grander name to express everything you want to give yourself and the child growing within you," Klum said in a statement. "For Motherhood Maternity, Loved is a...
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: Heidi Klum Source: Us Magazine

  3. "At present, we don't know whether these companies are using these funds to fly on private jets, attend lavish conferences or lobby Congress," Feinstein said in a statement.
    on Dec 23, 2008 By: Dianne Feinstein Source: FOXNews

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