Thesaurus

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 of lush green, grown, leafy, luxuriant, overgrown, verdant Words Related to lush fat, fecund, fertile, fruitful, productive, prolific, rich; dense, tangled Near Antonyms of lush bleak, depleted, impoverished, infertile, poor, stark, unproductive; arid, dead, desert, dry, parched, sere (also sear), waterless Antonyms of lush barren, leafless

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

  3. 3 very pleasing to the sense of taste lush desserts that are well worth the boatload of calories Synonyms of lush ambrosial, appetizing, dainty, delectable, delish, flavorful, flavorsome, luscious, delicious, mouthwatering, palatable, savory (also savoury), scrumptious, succulent, tasteful, tasty, toothsome, toothy, yummyWords Related to lush digestible, eatable, edible; delightful, heavenly, pleasing; agreeable, gratifying, pleasant; satisfying; choice, delicate, exquisite, rareNear Antonyms of lush 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 of lush 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 of lush booming, boomy, flourishing, golden, halcyon, healthy, prosperous, palmy, prospering, roaring, successful, thrivingWords Related to lush affluent, moneyed (also monied), opulent, rich, substantial, wealthy, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do; comfortableNear Antonyms of lush declining, dying, failing, floundering, languishing, struggling; bankrupt, bankrupted, insolventAntonyms of lush depressed, unprosperous, unsuccessful

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

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

Synonym Discussion of lush

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

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 of lush alcoholic, alkie (or alky) [slang], boozehound, boozer, dipsomaniac, drinker, drunkard, inebriate, juicehead [slang], juicer [slang], drunk, rummy, soak, soaker, sot, souse, tippler, toper, tosspotWords Related to lush swigger, swiller; winoNear Antonyms of lush 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 of lush 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, tippleWords Related to lush 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 of lush nonintoxicant



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