What does extravagant mean?

Definitions for extravagantɪkˈstræv ə gənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word extravagant.

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"


  1. extravagant(Adjective)

    exceeding the bounds of something

  2. extravagant(Adjective)


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  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

  6. Origin: [F. extravagant, fr. L. extra on the outside + vagans, -antis, p. pr. of vagari to wander, from vagus wandering, vague. See Vague.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Extravagant

    eks-trav′a-gant, adj. wandering beyond bounds: irregular: unrestrained: excessive: profuse in expenses: wasteful.—ns. Extrav′agance, excess: lavish expenditure: (Milt.) digression; Extrav′agancy (Shak.), vagrancy: extravagance.—adv. Extrav′agantly.—v.i. Extrav′agāte, to wander: to exceed proper bounds. [L. extra, beyond, vagans, -antis, pr.p. of vagāri, to wander.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extravagant in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extravagant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chief Justice John Marshall:

    This is too extravagant to be maintained.

  2. Hazrat Ali Ibn-e-Abi Talib, Nahj-ul-Balagha (Sermons and sayings Compilation):

    Be generous but not extravagant, be frugal but not miserly.

  3. William Shenstone:

    A miser grows rich by seeming poor. An extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.

  4. Lucius Beebe:

    New York... Babylon-on-the-Hudson, sinful, extravagant, full of the nervous hilarity of the doomed.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    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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