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Synonyms for lavish
ˈlæv ɪʃlav·ish

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  1. lavishadjective

    prodigal, extravagant, profuse, immoderate, exuberant, wasteful

  2. lavishadjective

    Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal; as, lavish of money; lavish of praise.

    profuse, prodigal, wasteful, exuberant, immoderate, extravagant

  3. lavishadjective

    Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.

    immoderate, exuberant, profuse, extravagant, prodigal, wasteful

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lavish

    Enough is relative, denoting a supply equal to a given demand. A temperature of 70° Fahrenheit is enough for a living-room; of 212° enough to boil water; neither is enough to melt iron. Sufficient, from the Latin, is an equivalent of the Saxon enough, with no perceptible difference of meaning, but only of usage, enough being the more blunt, homely, and forcible word, while sufficient is in many cases the more elegant or polite. Sufficient usually precedes its noun; enough usually and preferably follows. That is ample which gives a safe, but not a large, margin beyond a given demand; that is abundant, affluent, bountiful, liberal, plentiful, which is largely in excess of manifest need. Plentiful is used of supplies, as of food, water, etc.; as, "a plentiful rain," Ps. lxviii, 9. We may also say a copious rain; but copious can be applied to thought, language, etc., where plentiful can not well be used. Affluent and liberal both apply to riches, resources; liberal, with especial reference to giving or expending. (Compare synonyms for ADEQUATE.) Affluent, referring especially to riches, may be used of thought, feeling, etc. Neither affluent, copious, nor plentiful can be used of time or space; a field is sometimes called plentiful, not with reference to its extent, but to its productiveness. Complete expresses not excess or overplus, and yet not mere sufficiency, but harmony, proportion, fitness to a design, or ideal. Ample and abundant may be applied to any subject. We have time enough, means that we can reach our destination without haste, but also without delay; if we have ample time, we may move leisurely, and note what is by the way; if we have abundant time, we may pause to converse with a friend, to view the scenery, or to rest when weary. Lavish and profuse imply a decided excess, oftenest in the ill sense. We rejoice in abundant resources, and honor generous hospitality; lavish or profuse expenditure suggests extravagance and wastefulness. Luxuriant is used especially of that which is abundant in growth; as, a luxuriant crop.

    abounding, abundant, adequate, affluent, ample, bounteous, bountiful, complete, copious, enough, exuberant, full, generous, large, liberal, luxuriant, overflowing, plenteous, plentiful, profuse, replete, rich, sufficient, teeming

    deficient, drained, exhausted, impoverished, inadequate, insufficient, mean, miserly, narrow, niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, scrimped, short, small, sparing, stingy, straitened

    Plentiful in resources.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lavish

    profuse, unsparing, extravagant, bountiful, wasteful, prodigal

    chary, sparing, niggardly, economical, dainty, close, retentive

  2. lavishverb

    pour, heap, squander, waste

    husband, store, keep, retain, accumulate, hoard, treasure, spare

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lavish, munificent, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstintingadjective

    very generous

    "distributed gifts with a lavish hand"; "the critics were lavish in their praise"; "a munificent gift"; "his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent"; "prodigal praise"; "unsparing generosity"; "his unstinted devotion"; "called for unstinting aid to Britain"

    lucullan, unstinting, munificent, overgenerous, too-generous, lush, plush, unsparing, unstinted, plushy

    poor, stingy, ungenerous

  2. lavish, lucullan, lush, plush, plushyverb

    characterized by extravagance and profusion

    "a lavish buffet"; "a lucullan feast"

    lucullan, luxuriant, plushy, lush, too-generous, riotous, profuse, munificent, overgenerous, unsparing, plush, plush-like, unstinted, exuberant, unstinting, succulent

    poor, stingy, ungenerous

  3. lavish, showerverb

    expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns

    "He was showered with praise"

    shower, shower down

    ungenerous, stingy, poor

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lavishadjective

    profuse, prodigal, thriftless, unthrifty, wasteful, extravagant, too free, over-liberal

  2. lavishverb

    waste, squander, dissipate, spend lavishly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lavishadjective

    profuse, prodigal, free, unstinted, superabundant, immoderate, excessive, exuberant

  2. lavishverb

    spend lavishly, bestow with profusion

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lavish":

    sumptuous, profligate, gorgeous

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How to use lavish in a sentence?

  1. Janvier Chouteu-Chando:

    Nothing crushes the soul of a father more than the loss of the beloved son he failed to lavish his love on.”

  2. Christopher Smith:

    My personal tastes are not particularly lavish, effective altruists in my experience don't feel guilty about occasional indulgences.

  3. Gentleman Graham:

    Oprah quarantining Stedman in her guest house was pretty lavish, yet laughable, but that is their reality. So rather than jealousy, I feel joy knowing some things haven't changed.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A person who preaches others to stay away from negative people and self is seen often enjoy lavish lifestyle, must be kept always at bay to make way for a positive life everyday.

  5. Mark Twain:

    We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly.

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