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.
Origin and Etymology of extravagant
Middle English, from Medieval 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
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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