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Synonyms of 'lavish'

(adjective) 
Definition
great in quantity or richness
a lavish party to celebrate his fiftieth birthday
Synonyms
grand
a grand building in the centre of town
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magnificent
a magnificent country house in wooded grounds
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splendid
a splendid Victorian mansion
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lush
The hotel is lush, plush and very non-backpacker.
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abundant
There is an abundant supply of cheap labour.
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sumptuous
a sumptuous feast
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exuberant
hillsides ablaze with exuberant flowers and shrubs
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copious
He drank copious quantities of tea and coffee.
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luxuriant
wide spreading branches and luxuriant foliage
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profuse
This plant produces profuse bright-blue flowers.
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
extravagant
Critics attack his lavish spending and flamboyant style.
Synonyms
extravagant
his extravagant lifestyle
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excessive
the alleged use of excessive force by police
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exaggerated
Be sceptical of exaggerated claims for what these products can do.
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unreasonable
unreasonable increases in the price of petrol
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wasteful
the wasteful consumption of fuel
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prodigal
his prodigal habits
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unrestrained
There was unrestrained joy on the faces of the people.
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intemperate
the unwisely intemperate language of the party leader
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immoderate
He launched an immoderate tirade on his son.
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Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
very generous in giving
American reviewers are lavish in their praise of this book.
Synonyms
generous
You're very generous with your money.
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free
They weren't always so free with their advice.
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liberal
They thanked him for his liberal generosity.
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bountiful
Their bountiful host was serving a variety of wonderful dishes.
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effusive
He was effusive in his praise of the general.
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unstinting
The task was made easier by the unstinting help extended to me.
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munificent
a munificent donation
Opposites
(verb) 
Definition
to give or spend very generously or in great quantities
The emperor promoted the general and lavished him with gifts.
Synonyms
shower
She showered gifts on us.
He showered her with emeralds and furs.
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Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of abundant
There is an abundant supply of cheap labour.
Synonyms
filled,
well-provided,
well-supplied,
two a penny,
thick on the ground,
bounteous,
in the sense of bountiful
Definition
giving freely
Their bountiful host was serving a variety of wonderful dishes.
in the sense of copious
Definition
existing or produced in large quantities
He drank copious quantities of tea and coffee.

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