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Synonyms for lavish
ˈlæv ɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lavish, munificent, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting(adj)

    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, plushy(verb)

    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, shower(verb)

    expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns

    "He was showered with praise"

    shower, shower down

    ungenerous, stingy, poor


  1. lavish(adjective)

    prodigal, extravagant, profuse, immoderate, exuberant, wasteful

  2. lavish(adjective)

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

    extravagant, immoderate, profuse, exuberant, wasteful, prodigal

  3. lavish(adjective)

    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. lavish(v)

    pour, heap, squander, waste

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lavish(a.)

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

  2. lavish(v. a.)

    waste, squander, dissipate, spend lavishly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lavish(a)

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

  2. lavish(v)

    spend lavishly, bestow with profusion

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    sumptuous, profligate, gorgeous

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How to use lavish in a sentence?

  1. Lao Tzu:

    There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is not greater disaster than greed.

  2. Edna Ferber:

    Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death--fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous constant.

  3. Jeff Flocken:

    Studies have shown that with these big, lavish hunts, only 3% to 5% of the income from that hunt actually ends up for local people on the ground where the hunt happens, there are much better ways to earn this kind of money -- revenue from nature tourism, where the animal's not killed, brings in three to 15 times what's brought in from these trophy hunts in Africa.

  4. Chief Executive Heinrich Hiesinger:

    There will be no lavish advertising campaign.

  5. Robert Casey:

    Everything about their marketing from the design of their stores, to the lavish runway shows, to the Michael Bay directed commercials, to the jewel encrusted fantasy bras showcases an over the top, heightened sense of the reality, their price point and extensive locations appeal to the average woman, but nothing about their marketing has ever presumed to have any relation to an average woman.

Translations for lavish

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  • مسرفArabic
  • BohatýCzech
  • freigiebig, überreichGerman
  • sobrado, derrochar, dadivoso, despilfarrar, superabundante, derrochador, generoso, excesivo, pródigo, incontrolado, prodigarSpanish
  • ylenpalttinen, tuhlaavainen, avokätinen, tuhlata, syytääFinnish
  • prodiguerFrench
  • scaoilteachIrish
  • mewahIndonesian
  • sovrabbondante, prodigo, spendere profusamente, smodato, profuso, profondere, generoso, prodigare, eccessivo, sontuosoItalian
  • largitionibusLatin
  • tuhene, tōtōaMāori
  • overdådigNorwegian
  • hojny, obdarowywać, nadmierny, obfityPolish
  • generosRomanian
  • щедрыйRussian
  • flådig, slösa, kosta, påkostad, rikligSwedish
  • savurganTurkish
  • 阔气Chinese

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