Antonyms for lavishing

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAVISHING

All the time Augusta was lavishing on me secret but delicious endearments.

All this time, he had been lavishing his entire stock of pity upon Reed.

She contented herself with lavishing her affection on Erles two boys.

What is the use of lavishing one's brains on an ungrateful world?

Only one table was occupied, and the waiters were lavishing all attention upon it.

You are lavishing all your effusions on me alone; there is some one else here who claims his share.

The dinner was over, and the bounder was lavishing cigarettes—Murattis, if you please.

The Cardinal is not chargeable with lavishing the Kings Money.

He decided to stay by her and get more of the tenderness she was lavishing to-day.

But nevertheless she went on lavishing care in the preparation for that night.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from lavish (adj.). Related: Lavished; lavishing.