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lavish

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of lavish

  1. 1 going beyond a normal or acceptable limit in degree or amount <this lavish consumption of our natural resources simply cannot continue> Synonyms baroque, devilish, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, fancy, immoderate, inordinate, insane, intolerable, excessive, overdue, overextravagant, overmuch, overweening, plethoric, steep, stiff, towering, unconscionable, undue, unmercifulRelated Words boundless, endless, immeasurable, infinite, limitless; unbearable, unjustifiable, unwarranted; improper, inappropriate, thick, unseemly; unrestrainedNear Antonyms deficient, inadequate, insufficient; minimal, minimumAntonyms middling, moderate, modest, reasonable, temperate

  2. 2 pouring forth in great amounts <the lavish praise that the novel was receiving had some wondering if it could ever live up to readers' expectations> Synonyms copious, galore, gushing, profuse, riotousRelated Words abounding, abundant, ample, bounteous, bountiful, liberal, plenteous, plentiful; extravagant, luxuriant; fat, fecund, fertile; free, munificent, openhanded, unsparing, unstinting; excessive, immoderate, redundant; adequate, complete, enough, sufficientNear Antonyms meager (or meagre), niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, spare, sparse, stingy; deficient, inadequate, incomplete, insufficient, lacking, scarce, unsatisfactory, wanting; bare, mere, minimalAntonyms dribbling, trickling

  3. 3 showing obvious signs of wealth and comfort <the lavish apartment even boasted a marble bathroom with gold-plated fixtures> Synonyms Babylonian, deluxe, luxurious, Lucullan (also Lucullian), luxe, luxuriant, luxury, opulent, palace, palatial, plush, plushy, silken, sumptuousRelated Words costly, dear, expensive, precious, premium, rich; extravagant, grandiose, ostentatious, pretentious, showy; august, awesome, awful, baronial, beautiful, gorgeous, grand, heroic (also heroical), imposing, impressive, kingly, magnificent, majestic, monumental, noble, proud, regal, royal, splendid, stately; comfortable, cozy, homelike, snugNear Antonyms economical, frugal, meager (or meagre), spare, stingy, thriftyAntonyms ascetic (also ascetical), austere, humble, no-frills, spartan




lavish

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lavish

  1. 1 to give readily and in large quantities <doting parents lavishing lots of attention on their children> Synonyms heap, rain, pour, showerRelated Words gush, stream; flood, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, swamp; bombard, hailNear Antonyms hold back, keep, reserve, retain, withhold

  2. 2 to use up carelessly <a great actor who lavished his talent in lousy movies> Synonyms blow, dissipate, fiddle away, fritter (away), waste, lose, misspend, run through, spend, squander, throw away, trifle (away)Related Words splurge; consume, deplete, exhaust, impoverish, overspend, shoot; indulge, overindulge; disburse, expend, lay outNear Antonyms economize, scrimp, skimp; preserve, protect, save; hoard, lay upAntonyms conserve





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