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lavish

adjective     /ˈlæv.ɪʃ/
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.Plenty and abundantExpensive and luxuriousCosting too much very generous: The critics were lavish in their praise for the paintings. lavishly     /-li/ adverb The dining room was lavishly decorated.Plenty and abundantExpensive and luxuriousCosting too much lavishness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Plenty and abundantExpensive and luxuriousCosting too much
(Definition of lavish adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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