Extravagant definition

ĭk-străvə-gənt
Extremely abundant; profuse.

Extravagant vegetation.

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Too ornate or showy.

Extravagant designs.

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Costing or spending too much; wasteful.
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Extreme; wild; excessive; unrestrained.

Extravagant acts, praise, or abuse.

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(obs.) Straying beyond bounds; wandering.
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Going beyond reasonable limits; excessive or unrestrained.

Extravagant demands.

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Unreasonably high in cost; exorbitant.

Extravagant fees.

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Lavish or imprudent in spending money.

Extravagant members of the imperial court.

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Exceeding the bounds of something; roving; hence, foreign.
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Profuse in expenditure; prodigal; wasteful.

An extravagant man; extravagant expense.

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The definition of extravagant is being excessive or overdone.

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.

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(archaic) Straying beyond limits or bounds; wandering.
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Exceeding reasonable bounds.

Extravagant demands.

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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