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extravagant

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of extravagant

  1. 1 given to spending money freely or foolishly the billionaire's son is the typically extravagant playboy who hasn't earned any of what he spends Synonyms of extravagant prodigal, high-rolling, profligate, spendthrift, squandering, thriftless, unthrifty, wastefulWords Related to extravagant improvident, myopic, shortsighted; bighearted, bountiful, charitable, freehanded, freehearted, generous, lavish, liberal, munificent, openhanded, openhearted, philanthropic (also philanthropical), unselfish, unsparing, unstinting; careless, heedless, imprudent, incautious, injudicious, unwise; indulgent, reckless, self-indulgent, splurging, wantonNear Antonyms of extravagant cheap, close, closefisted, mean, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, pinching, spare, sparing, stingy, stinting, tight, tightfisted; careful, judicious, prudent, sensible, wise; farsighted, forehanded, foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughtful, providentAntonyms of extravagant conserving, economical, economizing, frugal, penny-pinching, scrimping, skimping, thrifty

  2. 2 going beyond a normal or acceptable limit in degree or amount the book doesn't quite merit the extravagant praise that it has received Synonyms of extravagant baroque, devilish, exorbitant, excessive, extreme, fancy, immoderate, inordinate, insane, intolerable, lavish, overdue, overextravagant, overmuch, overweening, plethoric, steep, stiff, towering, unconscionable, undue, unmercifulWords Related to extravagant boundless, endless, immeasurable, infinite, limitless; unbearable, unjustifiable, unwarranted; improper, inappropriate, thick, unseemly; unrestrainedNear Antonyms of extravagant deficient, inadequate, insufficient; minimal, minimumAntonyms of extravagant middling, moderate, modest, reasonable, temperate

  3. 3 commanding a large price wooed her with an array of extravagant gifts Synonyms of extravagant big-ticket, dear, expensive, costly, high, high-end, high-ticket, precious, premium, priceless, pricey (also pricy), spendy [chiefly Northwest], ultraexpensive, valuableWords Related to extravagant exorbitant, overpriced, prohibitive, sky-high, steep, stiff, unaffordable, uneconomic (or uneconomical), unreasonable; inestimable, invaluable; deluxe, luxurious, sumptuousNear Antonyms of extravagant moderate, reasonable; valueless, worthless; discountedAntonyms of extravagant cheap, inexpensive

Synonym Discussion of 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


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