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American English: /ˈlævɪʃ/
British English: /ˈlavɪʃ/

Translation of lavish in Spanish:


  • 1 (generous, extravagant)
    de derroche or despilfarro
    he was very lavish with the champagne
    fue muy espléndido or generoso con el champán
    she was lavish in or with her praise
    fue pródiga en elogios
    no escatimó elogios
    Example sentences
    • He was lavish with her, but not like the movie would have you believe.
    • Sometimes they cannot afford much, and in times of crisis, even when they are lavish it does not feel like enough.
    • There was one exception to his lavish generosity.
  • 2 (large, sumptuous)
    the lavish splendor of the banqueting hall
    el lujoso esplendor de la sala de banquetes
    Example sentences
    • The directors' lavish lifestyles and sumptuous houses on the outskirts of Sydney raised the heckles of the Australian public.
    • Only in sports do we generally find plush, sumptuous, lavish condominium accommodations.
    • Ngaanyatjarra is an especially rich and lavish language, both in its grades of meaning and its structure and its sound.
    Example sentences
    • The lavish praise is only possible because the book note is riddled with factual errors and misleading innuendo from start to finish.
    • He paid lavish praise to the girls for their wonderful liturgy.
    • Witness their lavish praise for the ‘nice and friendly’ treatment they got on a return visit for a check-up.

transitive verb

  • to lavish something on or upon somebody
    prodigar(le) algo a alguien
    no escatimar(le) algo a alguien
    she lavishes attention upon the children
    se desvive por los niños
    Example sentences
    • Over the next three meals, she had steadily turned up the heat, and all he ever did was lavish compliments on the quality and quantity of the food.
    • They have spent years lavishing their love on scores of disadvantaged and special needs children.
    • But nobody can fault him for not lavishing enough hyperbole on his creation.
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