Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lavish

1 sense of lavish

Sense 1
lavish, shower -- (expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns; "He was showered with praise")
       => consume, squander, waste, ware -- (spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not")

Antonyms of adj lavish

2 senses of lavish

Sense 1
lavish, munificent, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA generous) -> stingy, ungenerous -- (unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds")

Sense 2
lavish, lucullan, lush, plush, plushy -- (characterized by extravagance and profusion; "a lavish buffet"; "a lucullan feast")

INDIRECT (VIA rich) -> poor -- (characterized by or indicating poverty; "the country had a poor economy"; "they lived in the poor section of town")

Similarity of adj lavish

2 senses of lavish

Sense 1
lavish, munificent, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting -- (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")
       => generous (vs. stingy) -- (willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation")

Sense 2
lavish, lucullan, lush, plush, plushy -- (characterized by extravagance and profusion; "a lavish buffet"; "a lucullan feast")
       => rich (vs. poor) -- (suggestive of or characterized by great expense; "a rich display")

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