Lavish vs Extravagantly - What's the difference?

lavish | extravagantly |


As a adjective lavish

is expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal.

As a verb lavish

is to expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise.

As a adverb extravagantly is

with lavish expenditure or behaviour.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

lavish

English

Alternative forms

* (l), (l), (l) (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , 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:
  • *
  • Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. There was a great deal of them, lavish both in material and in workmanship.
  • Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.
  • * 1623 , (William Shakespeare), (Measure for Measure) Act 2 Scene 2
  • Let her haue needfull, but not lauish meanes

    Synonyms

    * (expending profusely): profuse, prodigal, wasteful, extravagant, exuberant, immoderate * See also

    Verb

    (es)
  • To expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise.
  • Anagrams

    *

    extravagantly

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • With lavish expenditure or behaviour.