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Lavish vs. Wasteful

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Lavishadjective

Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal.

‘lavish of money;’; ‘lavish of praise’;

Wastefuladjective

Inclined to waste or squander money or resources.

Lavishadjective

Superabundant; excessive

‘lavish spirits’; ‘lavish meal’;

Wastefuladjective

(obsolete) Uninhabited, desolate.

Lavishverb

(transitive) To give out extremely generously; to squander.

‘They lavished money on the dinner.’;

Wastefuladjective

Full of waste; destructive to property; ruinous; as, wasteful practices or negligence; wasteful expenses.

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Lavishverb

(transitive) To give out to (somebody) extremely generously.

‘They lavished him with praise.’;

Wastefuladjective

Expending, or tending to expend, property, or that which is valuable, in a needless or useless manner; lavish; prodigal; as, a wasteful person; a wasteful disposition.

Lavishadjective

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

Wastefuladjective

Waste; desolate; unoccupied; untilled.

‘In wilderness and wasteful desert strayed.’;

Lavishadjective

Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.

‘Let her have needful, but not lavish, means.’;

Wastefuladjective

inefficient in use of time and effort and materials;

‘a clumsy and wasteful process’; ‘wasteful duplication of effort’; ‘uneconomical ebb and flow of power’;

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Lavishverb

To expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise.

Wastefuladjective

tending to squander and waste

Lavishverb

expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns;

‘He was showered with praise’;

Wastefuladjective

laying waste;

‘when wasteful war shall statues overturn’;

Lavishadjective

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’;

Lavishadjective

characterized by extravagance and profusion;

‘a lavish buffet’; ‘a lucullan feast’;

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