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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 of lavish baroque, devilish, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, fancy, immoderate, inordinate, insane, intolerable, excessive, overdue, overextravagant, overmuch, overweening, plethoric, steep, stiff, towering, unconscionable, undue, unmercifulWords Related to lavish boundless, endless, immeasurable, infinite, limitless; unbearable, unjustifiable, unwarranted; improper, inappropriate, thick, unseemly; unrestrainedNear Antonyms of lavish deficient, inadequate, insufficient; minimal, minimumAntonyms of lavish 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 of lavish copious, galore, gushing, profuse, riotousWords Related to lavish 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 of lavish meager (or meagre), niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, spare, sparse, stingy; deficient, inadequate, incomplete, insufficient, lacking, scarce, unsatisfactory, wanting; bare, mere, minimalAntonyms of lavish dribbling, trickling

  3. 3 showing obvious signs of wealth and comfort the lavish apartment even boasted a marble bathroom with gold-plated fixtures Synonyms of lavish Babylonian, deluxe, luxurious, Lucullan (also Lucullian), luxe, luxuriant, luxury, opulent, palace, palatial, plush, plushy, silken, sumptuousWords Related to lavish 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 of lavish economical, frugal, meager (or meagre), spare, stingy, thriftyAntonyms of lavish ascetic (also ascetical), austere, humble, no-frills, spartan

Synonym Discussion of lavish

profuse, lavish, prodigal, luxuriant, lush, exuberant mean giving or given out in great abundance. profuse implies pouring forth without restraint.
    • profuse apologies
lavish suggests an unstinted or unmeasured profusion.
    • a lavish party
prodigal implies reckless or wasteful lavishness threatening to lead to early exhaustion of resources.
    • prodigal spending
luxuriant suggests a rich and splendid abundance.
    • a luxuriant beard
lush suggests rich, soft luxuriance.
    • a lush green lawn
exuberant implies marked vitality or vigor in what produces abundantly.
    • an exuberant imagination

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 of lavish heap, rain, pour, showerWords Related to lavish gush, stream; flood, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, swamp; bombard, hailNear Antonyms of lavish hold back, keep, reserve, retain, withhold

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



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