- 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.
The definition of extravagant is being excessive or overdone.
- 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 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 extrāvagāns extrāvagant- present participle of extrāvagārī to wander Latin extrā outside ; see extra- . Latin vagārī to wander
(comparative more extravagant, superlative most extravagant)