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Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal.
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=The day was cool and snappy for August, and the Rise all green with a lavish
nature. Now we plunged into a deep shade with the boughs lacing each other overhead, and crossed dainty, rustic bridges over the cold trout-streams, the boards giving back the clatter of our horses' feet:
Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.
* 1623 , (William Shakespeare), (Measure for Measure) Act 2 Scene 2
- Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. There was a great deal of them, lavish both in material and in workmanship.
- Let her haue needfull, but not lauish meanes
* (expending profusely): profuse, prodigal, wasteful, extravagant, exuberant, immoderate
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To expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise.
To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.
- The old book cover was embellished with golden letters
, date=December 29
, author=Paul Doyle
, title=Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle
, work=The Guardian
, passage=Podolski gave Walcott a chance to further embellish
Arsenal's first-half performance when he eluded James Perch and slipped the ball through to the striker.}}
To make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality, to distort.
- to embellish a story, the truth
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