[ ik-strav-uh-guhnt ]
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  1. spending much more than is necessary or wise; wasteful: an extravagant shopper.

  2. excessively high: extravagant expenses; extravagant prices.

  1. exceeding the bounds of reason, as actions, demands, opinions, or passions.

  2. going beyond what is deserved or justifiable: extravagant praise.

  3. Obsolete. wandering beyond bounds.

Origin of extravagant

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Medieval Latin extrāvagant-, stem of extrāvagāns “wandering beyond,” present participle of extrāvagārī “to wander beyond,” from extrā- extra- + vagārī “to wander”

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Other words from extravagant

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for extravagant


/ (ɪkˈstrævəɡənt) /

  1. spending money excessively or immoderately

  2. going beyond usual bounds; unrestrained: extravagant praise

  1. ostentatious; showy

  2. exorbitant in price; overpriced

Origin of extravagant

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

Derived forms of extravagant

  • extravagantly, adverb

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