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Synonyms for lavishˈlæv 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, lavish, 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, lavish, 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, lavish

    ungenerous, stingy, poor


  1. lavish(verb)

    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.

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

sumptuous, profligate, gorgeous

Translations for lavish

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مسرفArabic
  • BohatýCzech
  • freigiebig, überreichGerman
  • sobrado, derrochar, dadivoso, despilfarrar, superabundante, derrochador, generoso, excesivo, pródigo, incontrolado, prodigarSpanish
  • ylenpalttinen, tuhlaavainen, avokätinen, tuhlata, syytääFinnish
  • prodiguerFrench
  • scaoilteachIrish
  • 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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