AskDefine | Define lavishness

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1 the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive [syn: luxury, sumptuosity, sumptuousness]
2 excessive spending [syn: extravagance, prodigality, highlife, high life]

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  1. The property of being lavish.
    No one could question the lavishness of his parties, the good taste was a different matter.

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