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lush

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of lush

  1. 1 covered with a thick healthy natural growth <they loved to go for picnics in the lush woodlands> Synonyms green, grown, leafy, luxuriant, overgrown, verdant Related Words fat, fecund, fertile, fruitful, productive, prolific, rich; dense, tangled Near Antonyms bleak, depleted, impoverished, infertile, poor, stark, unproductive; arid, dead, desert, dry, parched, sere (also sear), waterless Antonyms barren, leafless

  2. 2 growing thickly and vigorously <lush dandelions had turned the meadow into a sea of yellow> Synonyms rank, luxuriant, prosperous, rampant, weedyRelated Words lavish, profuse; overgrown, overrun, verdant; close, dense, tangled, thickNear Antonyms dormant; blighted, stuntedAntonyms sparse

  3. 3 very pleasing to the sense of taste <lush desserts that are well worth the boatload of calories> Synonyms ambrosial, appetizing, dainty, delectable, delish, flavorful, flavorsome, luscious, delicious, mouthwatering, palatable, savory (also savoury), scrumptious, succulent, tasteful, tasty, toothsome, toothy, yummyRelated Words digestible, eatable, edible; delightful, heavenly, pleasing; agreeable, gratifying, pleasant; satisfying; choice, delicate, exquisite, rareNear Antonyms banal, boring, commonplace, tedious; noisome, smelly, stinky; noxious, unwholesome; miserable, wretched; abhorrent, abominable, awful, detestable, disagreeable, disgusting, foul, horrid, nauseating, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, sickening, unpleasantAntonyms distasteful, flat, flavorless, insipid, stale, tasteless, unappetizing, unpalatable, unsavory, yucky (also yukky)

  4. 4 marked by vigorous growth and well-being especially economically <those were lush times for the gambling industry, which kept building ever grander casinos> Synonyms booming, boomy, flourishing, golden, halcyon, healthy, prosperous, palmy, prospering, roaring, successful, thrivingRelated Words affluent, moneyed (also monied), opulent, rich, substantial, wealthy, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do; comfortableNear Antonyms declining, dying, failing, floundering, languishing, struggling; bankrupt, bankrupted, insolventAntonyms depressed, unprosperous, unsuccessful

  5. 5 pleasing to the physical senses <I could listen to the baritone's lush voice for hours> Synonyms carnal, fleshly, luscious, sensual, sensuous, voluptuousRelated Words bodily, corporeal; agreeable, delectable, delicious, delightful, dreamy, gratifying, palatable, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, scrumptious; epicurean, luxurious, self-indulgentNear Antonyms harsh, painful, uncomfortable; disgusting, foul, hideous, icky

  6. 6 producing abundantly <his lush fields were the envy of neighboring farmers> Synonyms cornucopian, fat, fecund, fructuous, fruitful, fertile, luxuriant, productive, prolific, richRelated Words bearing, generative, producing, yielding; abounding, abundant, bountiful; copious, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful, plentitudinous; blooming, bursting, flourishing, swarming, teeming, thriving; creative, inventive, originalNear Antonyms meager (or meagre), scant, scanty, skimp, skimpy, spare, sparseAntonyms barren, dead, infertile, sterile, unfertile, unfruitful, unproductive




lush

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lush

  1. 1 a person who makes a habit of getting drunk <she accused him of being a lush and a spendthrift> Synonyms alcoholic, alkie (or alky) [slang], boozehound, boozer, dipsomaniac, drinker, drunkard, inebriate, juicehead [slang], juicer [slang], drunk, rummy, soak, soaker, sot, souse, tippler, toper, tosspotRelated Words swigger, swiller; winoNear Antonyms abstainer, nondrinker, teetotaler (or teetotaller), teetotalist

  2. 2 slang  a distilled beverage that can make a person drunk <you guys can drink if you want, but I'm laying off the lush> Synonyms aqua vitae, ardent spirits, booze, bottle, drink, firewater, grog, hooch [slang], inebriant, intoxicant, John Barleycorn, juice [slang], liquor, alcohol [slang], moonshine, potable, rum, sauce [slang], spirits, stimulant, strong drink, tippleRelated Words aperitif, bracer, chaser, digestif, nightcap; belt, load, nip, peg [British], pop, shooter, shot, slug, snifter, snort, tot, whet; cocktail, mixed drink; ale, beer, brew, brewage, brewski [slang], home brew, malt liquor, microbrew, mum, nappy [chiefly Scottish]; mead, sake (or saki), wine; barley-bree (also barley-broo) [chiefly Scottish], brandy, gin, liqueur, mao-tai, mescal, schnapps, tequila, vodka, whiskey (or whisky); Dutch courageAntonyms nonintoxicant




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