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Synonyms and Antonyms of extravagant

  1. 1 given to spending money freely or foolishly <the billionaire's son is the typically extravagant playboy who hasn't earned any of what he spends> Synonyms prodigal, high-rolling, profligate, spendthrift, squandering, thriftless, unthrifty, wastefulRelated Words improvident, myopic, shortsighted; bighearted, bountiful, charitable, freehanded, freehearted, generous, lavish, liberal, munificent, openhanded, openhearted, philanthropic (also philanthropical), unselfish, unsparing, unstinting; careless, heedless, imprudent, incautious, injudicious, unwise; indulgent, reckless, self-indulgent, splurging, wantonNear Antonyms cheap, close, closefisted, mean, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, pinching, spare, sparing, stingy, stinting, tight, tightfisted; careful, judicious, prudent, sensible, wise; farsighted, forehanded, foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughtful, providentAntonyms conserving, economical, economizing, frugal, penny-pinching, scrimping, skimping, thrifty

  2. 2 going beyond a normal or acceptable limit in degree or amount <the book doesn't quite merit the extravagant praise that it has received> Synonyms baroque, devilish, exorbitant, excessive, extreme, fancy, immoderate, inordinate, insane, intolerable, lavish, overdue, overextravagant, overmuch, overweening, plethoric, steep, stiff, towering, unconscionable, undue, unmercifulRelated Words boundless, endless, immeasurable, infinite, limitless; unbearable, unjustifiable, unwarranted; improper, inappropriate, thick, unseemly; unrestrainedNear Antonyms deficient, inadequate, insufficient; minimal, minimumAntonyms middling, moderate, modest, reasonable, temperate

  3. 3 commanding a large price <wooed her with an array of extravagant gifts> Synonyms big-ticket, dear, expensive, costly, high, high-end, high-ticket, precious, premium, priceless, pricey (also pricy), spendy [chiefly Northwest], ultraexpensive, valuableRelated Words exorbitant, overpriced, prohibitive, sky-high, steep, stiff, unaffordable, uneconomic (or uneconomical), unreasonable; inestimable, invaluable; deluxe, luxurious, sumptuousNear Antonyms moderate, reasonable; valueless, worthless; discountedAntonyms cheap, inexpensive

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