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lavish

adjective uk   /ˈlæv.ɪʃ/ us  
C2 large in quantity and expensive or impressive: lavish gifts/promises/praise lavish spending lavish banquets The evening was a lavish affair with glorious food and an endless supply of champagne. The lavish production makes this musical truly memorable. very generous: The critics were lavish in their praise for the paintings.
lavishly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The dining room was lavishly decorated.
lavishness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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