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lavish

Pronunciation: /ˈlævɪʃ/

Translation of lavish in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (generous, extravagant) [person] espléndido, generoso; [lifestyle] de derroche or despilfarro he was very lavish with the champagne fue muy espléndido or generoso con el champán she was lavish in o 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.
    1.2 (large, sumptuous) [helping] generoso, abundante; [gift] espléndido, generoso; [party/meal] magnífico, espléndido; [costumes/production] fastuoso 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/verbo transitivo

  • to lavish sth on oupon sb prodigar(le)* algo a algn, no escatimar(le) algo a algn she lavishes attention upon the children se desvive por los niños

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