- n the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
- n excessive spending
- Broadway knew "Flo" Ziegfeld for his temperament, his lavishness, his lack of humor, his publicity-madness.
- But at the convention, McCarthy, no fan either of the Kennedys, whom he accused of "lavishness and ruthlessness" in the primaries, or of Lyndon Johnson, rose to nominate a man .
- Not all stevedore company executives admitted to such lavishness with customers and racketeers.