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Webster 1913 Edition


Lavishly

Lav′ish-ly

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adv.
In a lavish manner.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lavishly

LAV'ISHLY

,
adv.
With profuse expense; prodigally; wastefully.

Definition 2022


lavishly

lavishly

English

Adverb

lavishly (comparative more lavishly, superlative most lavishly)

  1. In a lavish manner, expending profusely.
    He was noted to entertain lavishly, throwing the biggest and best parties in town.
    • 1893, Walter Besant, The Ivory Gate, chapter II:
      At twilight in the summer [] the mice come out. They [] eat the luncheon crumbs. Mr. Checkley, for instance, always brought his dinner in a paper parcel in his coat-tail pocket, and ate it when so disposed, sprinkling crumbs lavishly—the only lavishment of which he was ever guilty—on the floor.

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