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extravagant

[ ik-strav-uh-guhnt ]
/ ɪkˈstræv ə gənt /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of extravagant

1350–1400; Middle English <Medieval Latin extrāvagant- (stem of extrāvagāns), present participle of extrāvagārī, equivalent to extrā-extra- + vagārī to wander

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British Dictionary definitions for extravagant

extravagant
/ (ɪkˈstrævəɡənt) /

adjective
spending money excessively or immoderately
going beyond usual bounds; unrestrainedextravagant praise
ostentatious; showy
exorbitant in price; overpriced

Derived forms of extravagant

extravagantly, adverb

Word Origin for extravagant

C14: from Medieval Latin extravagāns, from Latin extra- + vagārī to wander
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