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
Those leather outfits!) Victoria posted a photo from their very extravagant Dublin wedding at Luttrellstown Castle.
Williams observes that the guy wearing the flashiest clothes and pulling up in the most extravagant car is often the worst off.
At larger masses, the star explodes spectacularly in a last extravagant display of power.
First lady Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump and her husband, Kushner, attended the extravagant nuptials at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington.
Francis ingratiated himself with senior officers and contracting personnel by throwing extravagant parties with prostitutes and, in some cases, bribing Navy officials with envelopes of cash.
Other companies are taking a more extravagant tack to hire technical employees.
Six years ago, Valley brought in a picture of an extravagant tea party.
No other bar in Fort Worth that has drag shows — at least as extravagant as that one.
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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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