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  • nounextravagance
  • nounplenty
  • noungenerosity

synonyms for lavishness

  • dissipation
  • indulgence
  • squandering
  • wastefulness
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How to use lavishness in a sentence

For every one acts his own part, but it tends altogether unto wickedness, lavishness, and troublesomness.
THE TEN PLEASURES OF MARRIAGE AND THE CONFESSION OF THE NEW-MARRIED COUPLE (1682)A. MARSH
A careful study of Transatlantic examples might put our own boasted lavishness of charity to shame.
THE QUARTERLY REVIEW, VOLUME 162, NO. 324, APRIL, 1886VARIOUS
His generosity bordered on lavishness; yet even here, his prudence did not wholly forsake him.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. IX.--FEBRUARY, 1851.--VOL. II.VARIOUS
Architects declared that it was as far as modern lavishness and extravagance could go.
THE THIRD DEGREECHARLES KLEIN AND ARTHUR HORNBLOW
At weddings, too, the display of presents is an object of surprise to the out-of-town guests, unused to such lavishness.
FORT DUQUESNE AND FORT PITTVARIOUS
The lavishness of English giving, indeed, in all directions during the last two years, could hardly I think have been outdone.
THE WAR ON ALL FRONTS: ENGLAND'S EFFORTMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
There was a generous lavishness about the royalty of the Middle Ages, however great a fool or scoundrel the monarch might be.
OLD AND NEW LONDONWALTER THORNBURY
The certain grandiose lavishness of his disposition occupied itself more with results than with means.
THE OCTOPUSFRANK NORRIS
His wit is like his wine, Anglique: one never tires of either, and no lavishness exhausts it.
THE GOLDEN DOGWILLIAM KIRBY
But she would not have approved at all of the lavishness with which he set before his guests the best things from her cupboard.
THE SUN MAIDEVELYN RAYMOND
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO LAVISHNESS

  • affluence
  • amplitude
  • bountifulness
  • bounty
  • cornucopia
  • exuberance
  • fullness
  • horn of plenty
  • lavishness
  • luxuriance
  • plentifulness
  • plenty
  • richness
  • superabundance
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