Origin of extravagant
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|Jon Mooallem|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Richard Rushfield|December 23, 2010|DAILY BEAST
She told me to dress as extravagantly as possible, in whatever designer clothes I own.
Yet, they were extravagantly paid, as were the rest of the employees of the firm.
The girls were not extravagantly provided for, but for example's sake he reduced their allowance by one-third.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly|Charles James Lever
Promises may be recklessly and extravagantly made merely for the sake of getting votes.The Spirit of American Government|J. Allen Smith
It was certainly the Mafferton idiosyncrasy to be extravagantly kind.An American Girl in London|Sara Jeannette Duncan
Think well on it, you who have so extravagantly and not unwisely delivered yourself on flounces and ruffles.The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
This event was celebrated by Cervantes in a poem which extravagantly lauds his sovereign.A Short History of Spain|Mary Platt Parmele
British Dictionary definitions for extravagantly
Word Origin for extravagant
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.