Extravagant Definition

Going beyond reasonable limits; excessive or unrestrained.
Extravagant demands.
Webster's New World
Unreasonably high in cost; exorbitant.
Extravagant fees.
American Heritage
Straying beyond bounds; wandering.
Webster's New World
Too ornate or showy.
Extravagant designs.
Webster's New World
Costing or spending too much; wasteful.
Webster's New World

Origin of Extravagant

  • Middle English unusual, rambling from Old French from Medieval Latin extrāvagāns extrāvagant- present participle of extrāvagārī to wander Latin extrā outside extra– Latin vagārī to wander

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French and French extravagant, from Medieval Latin extravagans, past participle of extravagari (“to wander beyond”), from Latin extra (“beyond”) + vagari (“to wander, stray”).

    From Wiktionary

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