Definitions for extravagantɪkˈstræv ə gənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•trav•a•gantɪkˈstræv ə gənt(adj.)

  1. spending much more than is necessary or wise:

    an extravagant shopper.

  2. excessively high:

    extravagant prices.

  3. exceeding the bounds of reason or moderation:

    extravagant demands.

  4. going beyond what is deserved or justifiable:

    extravagant praise.

  5. elaborate or showy.

  6. Obs. wandering.

Origin of extravagant:

1350–1400; ME < ML extrāvagant-, s. of extrāvagāns= L extrā-extra - +vagāns, ptp. of vagārī to wander


Princeton's WordNet

  1. excessive, extravagant, exuberant, overweening(adj)

    unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

    "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed"

  2. extravagant, prodigal, profligate, spendthrift(adj)

    recklessly wasteful

    "prodigal in their expenditures"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. extravagant(adjective)ɪkˈstræv ə gənt

    spending or costing too much money

    an extravagant lifestyle; She was extravagant with her money.

  2. extravagantɪkˈstræv ə gənt

    extreme and not sensible

    extravagant schemes for getting rich; an extravagantly decorated hotel


  1. extravagant(Adjective)

    exceeding the bounds of something

  2. extravagant(Adjective)


  3. extravagant(Adjective)


  4. Origin: From and extravagant, from extravagans, past participle of extravagari, from extra + vagari.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extravagant(adj)

    wandering beyond one's bounds; roving; hence, foreign

  2. Extravagant(adj)

    exceeding due bounds; wild; excessive; unrestrained; as, extravagant acts, wishes, praise, abuse

  3. Extravagant(adj)

    profuse in expenditure; prodigal; wasteful; as, an extravagant man

  4. Extravagant(noun)

    one who is confined to no general rule

  5. Extravagant(noun)

    certain constitutions or decretal epistles, not at first included with others, but subsequently made a part of the canon law

Translations for extravagant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


using or spending too much; wasteful

He's extravagant with money; an extravagant use of materials/energy.

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