- An example of extravagant used as an adjective is the phrase an extravagant purchase which means something expensive that was bought for no reason.
- An example of extravagant is a plate of 15 pancakes for two people.
- Obs. straying beyond bounds; wandering
- going beyond reasonable limits; excessive or unrestrained: extravagant demands
- too ornate or showy: extravagant designs
- costing or spending too much; wasteful
Origin of extravagantMiddle English and amp; Anglo-French extravagaunt ; from Medieval Latin extravagans, present participle of extravagari, to stray ; from Classical Latin extra, beyond + vagari, to wander ; from vagus: see vague
- a. Exceeding reasonable bounds: extravagant demands. See Synonyms at excessive.b. Unreasonably high in cost; exorbitant: extravagant fees.c. Lavish or imprudent in spending money: extravagant members of the imperial court.
- Extremely abundant; profuse: extravagant vegetation.
- Archaic Straying beyond limits or bounds; wandering.
Origin of extravagantMiddle English, unusual, rambling, from Old French, from Medieval Latin extravagans, extravagant-, present participle of extravagar&imacron;, to wander : Latin extra, outside; see extra– + Latin vagar&imacron;, to wander.
(comparative more extravagant, superlative most extravagant)