extravagant

adjective
ex·​trav·​a·​gant | \ ik-ˈstra-vi-gənt How to pronounce extravagant (audio) \

Definition of extravagant

1a : exceeding the limits of reason or necessity extravagant claims
b : lacking in moderation, balance, and restraint extravagant praise
c : extremely or excessively elaborate an extravagant display
2 : extremely or unreasonably high in price an extravagant purchase
3a : spending much more than necessary has always been extravagant with her money
4a archaic : wandering
b obsolete : strange, curious

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Other Words from extravagant

extravagantly adverb

Choose the Right Synonym for extravagant

excessive, immoderate, inordinate, extravagant, exorbitant, extreme mean going beyond a normal limit. excessive implies an amount or degree too great to be reasonable or acceptable. excessive punishment immoderate implies lack of desirable or necessary restraint. immoderate spending inordinate implies an exceeding of the limits dictated by reason or good judgment. inordinate pride extravagant implies an indifference to restraints imposed by truth, prudence, or good taste. extravagant claims for the product exorbitant implies a departure from accepted standards regarding amount or degree. exorbitant prices extreme may imply an approach to the farthest limit possible or conceivable but commonly means only to a notably high degree. extreme shyness

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.
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Cartier gathered the glitterati’s finest Wednesday night to celebrate the jeweler’s latest collection with an extravagant dinner party in Paris. Catherine Scott, Vogue, "Cartier Launches a New Jewelry Collection With an Out of This World Dinner Party," 25 Jan. 2019 And everything is tied together by art, which is fitting, considering the neighborhood and Starkman’s flair for creativity that harkens to his days as a jeweler known for his extravagant pieces. Lisa Van Loo, azcentral, "Purple vibes: Midtown Phoenix home reflects owners' love of their community," 5 Apr. 2018 The extravagant entertaining space comes complete with a 20-foot screen with 3D capabilities, a fireplace and a concessions counter. Mackenzie Schmidt, PEOPLE.com, "Harvey Weinstein Sells $10 Million Hamptons Estate at a Loss Amid Divorce from Georgina Chapman," 26 Jan. 2018 Marie Antoinette’s wardrobe will forever be remembered for being unabashedly extravagant. Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Gives the Marie Antoinette Look a Modern Makeover," 4 Apr. 2019 Venus doesn't have the best time in Aries, because while romantic Venus wants to wear an extravagant outfit, Aries would rather just pick up clothes off the floor and call it a look. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What Your Sign's April Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 31 Mar. 2019 Emirates A380s would feature extravagant amenities such as showers and ample champagne. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Airbus to Stop Production of the Colossal A380 as Airlines Transition to Smaller Planes," 14 Feb. 2019 The extravagant celebration comes six months after Stefani, 48, threw a Harry Potter-themed bash for Zuma Nesta Rock — her second son with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale — to celebrate his 9th birthday. Jordan Runtagh, PEOPLE.com, "Gwen Stefani Misses 'Being a Girlfriend on Tour' as She Sends Love to Blake Shelton Before Show," 2 Mar. 2018 The 2018 Blue Book Collection was divided into four sections with each extravagant grouping displayed in separate rooms dedicated to fall, winter, spring, and summer. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra and Kim Kardashian West Celebrate Tiffany & Co.’s Newest Collection," 10 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of extravagant

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4b

History and Etymology for 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

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extravagant

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of extravagant

: more than is usual, necessary, or proper
: very fancy
: very expensive and not necessary

extravagant

adjective
ex·​trav·​a·​gant | \ ik-ˈstra-və-gənt How to pronounce extravagant (audio) \

Kids Definition of extravagant

1 : going beyond what is reasonable or suitable extravagant praise
2 : wasteful especially of money

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extravagantly adverb

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