An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (splendid)
a. espléndido
Barbara would rather have a man who's practical than lavish.Bárbara prefiere tener un hombre práctico que espléndido.
b. generoso
Her uncle is fun and known for being very lavish, but he's not a very sincere person.Su tío es divertido y conocido por ser generoso, pero no es una persona muy sincera.
c. abundante
There was no way we would be able to finish the lavish portions served to us.No había modo de que pudiéramos terminarnos las porciones abundantes que nos sirvieron.
2. (extravagant)
a. generoso
The company is making Luke a lavish offer.La empresa le está haciendo una oferta generosa a Luke.
b. espléndido
The travelers brought lavish gifts to the king.Los viajeros le llevaron regalos espléndidos al rey.
c. magnífico
The lavish festivities lasted for a week and a half.Las magníficas fiestas duraron semana y media.
d. pródigo
We were treated to the most lavish hospitality at the hotel.Nos otorgaron la hospitalidad más pródiga en el hotel.
e. lujoso
The tourists were marveled with the castle's lavish decoration.Los turistas estaban maravillados con la lujosa decoración del castillo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to give generously)
a. prodigar
Vinnie's parents lavished him with praise for his sandcastle.Los padres de Vinnie lo prodigaron en elogios por su castillo de arena.
b. colmar
Dannie was so in love with her that he couldn't help but lavish her with gifts.Dannie estaba tan enamorado de ella que no podía dejar de colmarla de regalos.
c. no escatimar
Gloria lavishes her grandchildren with attention.Gloria no escatima en atenciones para sus nietos.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person)
a. generoso(a), espléndido(a)
2. (expenditure, decor)
a. espléndido(a)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
to lavish gifts/praise on somebodycolmar de regalos/alabanzas a alguien
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lavish [ˈlævɪʃ]
1 (sumptuous) [+apartment, meal, production, costume] suntuoso; [+lifestyle] suntuoso; lleno de lujo
she blew it all on lavish meals and clothes they enjoy a lavish lifestyle they had enjoyed lavish hospitality as guests of the Sheikh there has obviously been no expense spared on this lavish production The dancers wear elaborate regalia and bright, lavish costumes The sets and costumes are lavish
2 (generous) [+gift, hospitality] espléndido; generoso; [+praise] profuso; abundante; [+amount] abundante; generoso
gone are the lavish gifts of champagne, caviar and jewellery The book drew lavish praise from literary critics French cooking usually involves a lavish amount of cream, butter and oil
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 (pejorative); to be lavish in or with one's praise ser pródigo en elogios; no escatimar elogios
he's lavish with advice
transitive verb
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
Margaret also lavished money on her two adopted boys The emperor lavished him with gifts
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