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
The original Hearst property featured lush gardens, a collection of art and extravagant pools and terraces.
But whatever steps might be taken without Congress' approval would be likely to fall short of the extravagant new wall on the border that Trump repeatedly said Mexico would pay for.
LAS VEGAS More than 300,000 visitors are expected to descend on Las Vegas for an extravagant New Year’s Eve celebration.
In fact, their more extravagant hopes never bore fruit, not so much because Northerners resisted—though some did—but because the South itself was divided on the issue.
Super-fans of the late David Bowie can now, for the first time ever, rent out his extravagant tropical Mustique retreat for a low $40,000 (low season) and $70,000 (high season) a week.
Saltiness is beginning to be a problem at the new Bernie's, where the grilling style currently calls for extravagant patty seasoning.
So, during the Cold War, the US and the Soviet Union spent extravagant sums building national pavilions meant to represent their technological, political, and cultural superiority to each other--at Expos hosted in other countries.
Addison may look like the most extravagant new restaurant, but dining here is also a lesson in all that is subtle about fine food.
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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 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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