- spending much more than is necessary or wise; wasteful: an extravagant shopper.
- excessively high: extravagant expenses; extravagant prices.
- exceeding the bounds of reason, as actions, demands, opinions, or passions.
- going beyond what is deserved or justifiable: extravagant praise.
- Obsolete. wandering beyond bounds.
Origin of extravagant
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Examples from the Web for extravagantly
Irwin appears to have spent his career championing ideas that were simultaneously perfectly logical and extravagantly bizarre.Lake Bacon: The Story of The Man Who Wanted Us to Eat Mississippi Hippos
August 10, 2014
Tolstoy, to name one artist, managed to spin a decent yarn or two around the travails of the extravagantly wealthy.Sofia Coppola's Somewhere: Boring Rich People in Hotels
December 23, 2010
She told me to dress as extravagantly as possible, in whatever designer clothes I own.I Got Cast in Sex and the City
September 23, 2009
Yet, they were extravagantly paid, as were the rest of the employees of the firm.Sources: Madoff Indictments Imminent
August 17, 2009
May be both ways were faulty; but they were extravagantly, youthfully confident that they were not.Dr. Sevier
George W. Cable
From day to day her little store of bravery had been drawn upon, extravagantly.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
Flatter him extravagantly for the qualities he knows he doesn't possess.A Book Without A Title
George Jean Nathan
Neither was extravagantly unacademic or in other ways unorthodox.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
I can assure you that I do not extravagantly admire the name of Pinkhammer.Strictly Business
- spending money excessively or immoderately
- going beyond usual bounds; unrestrainedextravagant praise
- ostentatious; showy
- exorbitant in price; overpriced
Word Origin and History for extravagantly
late 14c., from Medieval Latin extravagantem, originally a word in Canon Law for uncodified papal decrees, present participle of extravagari "wander outside or beyond," from Latin extra "outside of" (see extra-) + vagari "wander, roam" (see vague). Extended sense of "excessive, extreme" first recorded 1590s; that of "wasteful, lavish" 1711. Related: Extravagantly.