extravagant


ex·trav·a·gant

adjective \ik-ˈstra-vi-gənt\

: more than is usual, necessary, or proper

: very fancy

: very expensive and not necessary

Full Definition of EXTRAVAGANT

1
a obsolete :  strange, curious
b archaic :  wandering
2
a :  exceeding the limits of reason or necessity <extravagant claims>
b :  lacking in moderation, balance, and restraint <extravagant praise>
c :  extremely or excessively elaborate <an extravagant display>
3
a :  spending much more than necessary <has always been extravagant with her money>
b :  profuse, lavish
4
:  extremely or unreasonably high in price <an extravagant purchase>
ex·trav·a·gant·ly adverb

Examples of EXTRAVAGANT

  1. The company has been making extravagant claims about the drug's effectiveness.
  2. The film is notable for its extravagant settings and special effects.
  3. We're going on a less extravagant vacation this year.
  4. Her extravagant spending has to stop.

Origin of EXTRAVAGANT

Middle English, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin extravagant-, extravagans, from Latin extra- + vagant-, vagans, present participle of vagari to wander about, from vagus wandering
First Known Use: 15th century

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