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.
- ex·trav·a·gant·ly, adverb
- ex·trav·a·gant·ness, noun
- o·ver·ex·trav·a·gant, adjective
- o·ver·ex·trav·a·gant·ly, adverb
- un·ex·trav·a·gant, adjective
- un·ex·trav·a·gant·ly, adverb
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How to use extravagant in a sentence
Bombastic flowers of extravagant colors and shapes hang from the nightclub’s roof.
“There was definitely some extravagant spending,” the prosecutor said.Contractor Who Was Awarded $34.5 Million in Government Money and Provided Zero Masks Pleads Guilty to Fraud | by J. David McSwane | February 3, 2021 | ProPublica
Otherwise, the combination of ground prawns seasoned with garlic and ground pork marinated in Shaoxing wine — the filling for the fluttery dumplings — is extravagant, and richer for the broth in which they bob.
I’m not saying you should plan an extravagant outdoor adventure for your dog, and then bring yourself along for the ride, but I’m not not saying that, either.
In campaign season, candidates make extravagant promises about all the bills they will pass.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
There were a few extravagantly decorated houses, which everyone knew were built on drug money.
The extravagantly-coiffed cyclist had, however, shaved off his sideburns for today's ceremony in Buckingham Palace.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
She told me to dress as extravagantly as possible, in whatever designer clothes I own.
He told me that he was still extravagantly fond of whiskey, though he was constantly "running it down."The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
His extravagantly tall fluffy hat was so perched on the top of his head that it was a wonder it did not fall off more frequently.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
One bookseller's shop, where books are extravagantly dear, exists in the low town, and one other in the ascent to the upper.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
He was the image of Juana, who secretly petted him extravagantly, although she pretended to like her younger son the better.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
She was a tall and handsome woman, with extravagantly marine clothes and much false hair.Marriage la mode | Mrs. Humphry Ward
British Dictionary definitions for extravagant
spending money excessively or immoderately
going beyond usual bounds; unrestrained: extravagant praise
exorbitant in price; overpriced
- extravagantly, adverb
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