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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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