Definition of extravagant
2a : exceeding the limits of reason or necessity extravagant claimsb : lacking in moderation, balance, and restraint extravagant praisec : extremely or excessively elaborate an extravagant display
4 : extremely or unreasonably high in price an extravagant purchase
Examples of extravagant in a Sentence
The company has been making extravagant claims about the drug's effectiveness.
The film is notable for its extravagant settings and special effects.
We're going on a less extravagant vacation this year.
Her extravagant spending has to stop.
Recent Examples of extravagant from the Web
No other bar in Fort Worth that has drag shows — at least as extravagant as that one.
Though their outfits were extravagant, Baltimore’s original hons, now retirement age and beyond, say their fashion sense was rooted in the identity of working mother and community caretaker.
First codified by Parisian restaurant La Tour d'Argent in the 19th century, this extravagant meal is a flamboyant celebration of French haute cuisine.
Just 72 days after their extravagant wedding at a private Montecito, California, estate — which aired as a two-part special, Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event, on E! —
His band included a guitarist with even more extravagant hair than the singer and an equally liquid sound.
Nicolas Sarkozy, nicknamed president Bling-Bling for his extravagant private life, was very talkative while Francois Hollande enjoyed gossiping with his favorite reporters.
The film's extravagant premiere welcomed an eclectic group of guests, from the film's stars Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp to Amanda Bynes (nearly a decade before the child star's DUI and hit-and-run arrests).
The original Hearst property featured lush gardens, a collection of art and extravagant pools and terraces.
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Origin and Etymology 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 centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of extravagant
EXTRAVAGANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of extravagant for English Language Learners
: more than is usual, necessary, or proper
: very fancy
: very expensive and not necessary
EXTRAVAGANT Defined for Kids
Definition of extravagant for Students
1 : going beyond what is reasonable or suitable extravagant praise
2 : wasteful especially of money
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