Spanish translation of 'lavish'
1. (= sumptuous)
[apartment, meal, production, costume] suntuoso
[lifestyle] suntuoso ⧫ lleno de lujo
2. (= generous)
[gift, hospitality] espléndido ⧫ generoso
[praise] profuso ⧫ abundante
[amount] abundante ⧫ generoso
to be lavish with one’s gifts hacer regalos espléndidos or generosos
to be lavish with one’s money gastar pródigamente el dinero ⧫ derrochar el dinero (pej)
to be lavish in or with one’s praise ser pródigo en elogios ⧫ no escatimar elogios
to lavish sth on or upon sb colmar a algn de algo
to lavish attention on sb colmar a algn de atenciones
to lavish praise on sb ser pródigo en elogios hacia algn
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Example Sentences Including 'lavish'
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Much of that cash indirectly funds the lavish lifestyles of the royal family.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The winners were announced at a lavish ceremony at the city's arts centre yesterday.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Are you lavish with your money?The Sun (2012)
Coffee, juice and pastries will be waiting for you onboard and a lavish buffet lunch is followed by an afternoon tea.The Sun (2012)
Have a lavish dinner, and your cook will cook.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
I wanted something small with big eyes and a strong rasping tongue to lavish me with affection.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Is it quite strange being at a lavish party one day and then digging tomatoes the next?The Sun (2013)
It is the perfect replacement for the lavish dinner party and an ideal entertainment solution for austere times.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Just like the lights, the lavish seafood buffet on board isn't to be missed.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The questions come against a background of public money being lavished on green initiatives.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Their lavish lifestyles featured numerous overseas properties, wine collections and a luxury yacht.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This is a work space that has had money lavished on it, but no care.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save pennies?Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The wonder of the weekend is that the England rugby union team accepted the lavish and generous gifts from Wales with a full heart.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
And much praise has been lavished on the volunteers and service personnel who kept things running smoothly.The Sun (2012)
But he lost most of it on spread betting and a lavish lifestyle.The Sun (2009)
Indeed, his daughters have drawn ire for their apparently lavish lifestyle.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Lounge music played in the background as diners tucked into the lavish buffet.The Sun (2008)
The couple married in a lavish ceremony in May.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The two bankers and their esteemed guests shared a lavish four-course meal and fine wines at a table decked in a purple cloth.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Their wealth has funded a lavish lifestyle.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They wed nine months ago in a lavish 300,000 ceremony.The Sun (2010)
We were the only grandchildren, so we were lavished with affection.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
When not flashing the cash she is often abroad on glamorous holidays or enjoying lavish dinners with the players and their families.The Sun (2013)
Within weeks of taking up the position she demanded 50,000 of public money for a lavish garden party for diplomats.The Sun (2016)
And on the day she was singled out, wealthy contributors cast generous, lavish gifts into the temple treasury.Christianity Today (2000)
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British English: lavish ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as lavish, you mean that it is very elaborate and impressive and a lot of money has been spent on it.
...a lavish party to celebrate her fiftieth birthday.
British English: lavish VERB
If you lavish money, affection, or praise on someone or something, you spend a lot of money on them or give them a lot of affection or praise.
The prince lavished praise on the country's contributions to world diplomacy.
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