What is the opposite of lavish?

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Adjective
Opposite of sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious
Adjective
Opposite of expending or bestowing profusely
Adjective
Opposite of spent or given in profusion
Adjective
Opposite of excessive in degree or amount
Adjective
Opposite of luxurious, catering to those who are rich and wealthy
“She lived in a simple house in a humble town by the coast.”
Adjective
(in amount) Opposite of exceedingly large
“Only the frugal ones would find value in meager sums of money.”
Adjective
Opposite of not thrifty
Adjective
Opposite of grand, elegant or splendid in appearance
“A modest house stood before her, on a modest street that lay deserted in the darkness.”
Adjective
Opposite of very fine in quality and comfortable
“I was unable to justify the cost of the suit, which was made from cheap fabric.”
Adjective
Opposite of well off, or not struggling financially
“They disenfranchised poor people by making property ownership a requirement for registering to vote.”
Adjective
Opposite of showing or expressing emotion in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner
Adjective
Opposite of showing a readiness to give more of something
“As they open up to each other about their woes, neither seems to recognize how monstrously selfish and shallow they appear.”
Adjective
Opposite of expensive in a way that is intended to impress
“We will have to settle for cheap accommodation during our trip to Europe.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or giving something on a lavish scale
Adjective
(of a lifestyle) Opposite of luxurious and extravagant in nature
“He lost all of his money gambling and lived an abstemious life thereafter.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing the qualities associated with high society
“The little coffee shop serves some rather inelegant, though delicious, dishes.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or including many small details or features
“The pamphlet provides only a concise description of the available features.”
Verb
Opposite of bestow something in generous or extravagant quantities on
Verb
Opposite of to use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
“Their self-possession allowed them to conserve air and wait for the rescue operation.”
Determiner
Opposite of a sufficient amount of
“Your experience in this field is insufficient for this role.”
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