SIMILAR WORDS: ˈplentiful SYNONYMY NOTE: profuse implies a pouring or giving forth freely, often to the point of excess [profuse thanks]; lavish implies an unstinted, generous, sometimes unreasonably liberal, giving [lavish attentions]; extravagant always suggests unreasonably excessive, wasteful spending or giving [extravagant living]; prodigal implies such reckless extravagance as to suggest eventual impoverishment [the prodigal heirs to a fortune]; luxuriant suggests production in great and rich abundance [luxuriant foliage]; lush1 implies such great luxuriance as to seem excessive [a lush jungle]
OPPOSITES: limited, scant, spare
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