Definition of extravagant
- extravagant claims
- extravagant praise
- an extravagant display
- has always been extravagant with her money
- an extravagant purchase
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.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: more than is usual, necessary, or proper
: very fancy
: very expensive and not necessary
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