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

Translation of lavish in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 (generous, extravagant)
    (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.
  • 2 (large, sumptuous)
    (helping)
    generoso
    abundante
    (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

  • to lavish something on oupon 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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