Definitions for extravagantɪkˈstræv ə gənt
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excessive, extravagant, exuberant, overweening(adj)
unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
"extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed"
extravagant, prodigal, profligate, spendthrift(adj)
"prodigal in their expenditures"
exceeding the bounds of something
Origin: From and extravagant, from extravagans, past participle of extravagari, from extra + vagari.
wandering beyond one's bounds; roving; hence, foreign
exceeding due bounds; wild; excessive; unrestrained; as, extravagant acts, wishes, praise, abuse
profuse in expenditure; prodigal; wasteful; as, an extravagant man
one who is confined to no general rule
certain constitutions or decretal epistles, not at first included with others, but subsequently made a part of the canon law
Origin: [F. extravagant, fr. L. extra on the outside + vagans, -antis, p. pr. of vagari to wander, from vagus wandering, vague. See Vague.]
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This is too extravagant to be maintained.
Be generous but not extravagant, be frugal but not miserly.
A miser grows rich by seeming poor. An extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.
New York... Babylon-on-the-Hudson, sinful, extravagant, full of the nervous hilarity of the doomed.
An organisation that truly values its human capital as an asset makes an excessive investment on the employees' welfare than an extravagant expenditure on publicity warfare.
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