Origin of extravagant
Examples from the Web for extravagant
At first glance, it might be tempting to interpret this extravagant level of compensation as a victory for the once-humble intern.Silicon Valley Interns Make a Service Worker’s Yearly Salary In Three Months|Samantha Allen|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Costumes worn by each reinvented persona act—in all their extravagant glory—serve as the anchors for the exhibit.
After 11 years at the e-commerce brand, CEO Mark Sebba got an extravagant global-wide send off as he plans to retire.Martha Stewart Poses for Terry Richardson; Net-a-Porter CEO Gets Epic Send Off|The Fashion Beast Team|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Expect rhinestone realness from pop's current queen of all things shiny, girly, and extravagant.
The openings have gone from simplistic to extravagant, featuring funny monologues, dance numbers, and lots of celebrities.
This at least is certain, that the fund has not been dispensed upon any extravagant views of the existence of destitution.
Moreover his talk about his saint somehow was not extravagant.Kit Musgrave's Luck|Harold Bindloss
That these expenses have at times been extravagant and disproportionate is very probable.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents,|Edited by James D. Richardson
He was not a madman, but he certainly was an extravagant jester.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
At that time the most extravagant ideas prevailed concerning the riches of South America.The Great Company|Beckles Willson
British Dictionary definitions for extravagant
Word Origin for extravagant
Word Origin and History for extravagant
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.