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Definitions for extravagant
ɪkˈstræv ə gəntex·trav·a·gant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excessive, extravagant, exuberant, overweeningadjective

    unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

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

  2. extravagant, prodigal, profligate, spendthriftadjective

    recklessly wasteful

    "prodigal in their expenditures"


  1. extravagantadjective

    exceeding the bounds of something

  2. extravagantadjective


  3. extravagantadjective


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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. EXTRAVAGANTadjective

    Etymology: extravagans, Latin.

    At his warning
    The extravagant and erring spirit hies
    To his confine. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    I dare not ask for what you would not grant:
    But wishes, madam, are extravagant;
    They are not bounded with things possible;
    I may wish more than I presume to tell. John Dryden, Aurengz.

    Twenty constitutions of pope John XXII. are called the extravagants; for that they being written in no order or method, vagantu extra corpus collectionum canonum. John Ayliffe, Parer.

    For a dance they seem’d
    Somewhat extravagant, and wild. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    There appears something nobly wild and extravagant in great natural geniuses, infinitely more beautiful than turn and polishing. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 160.

    New ideas employed my fancy all night, and composed a wild extravagant dream. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    An extravagant man, who has nothing else to recommend him but a false generosity, is often more beloved than a person of a much more finished character, who is defective in this particular. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 243.

  2. Extravagantnoun

    One who is confined in no general rule or definition.

    We pity or laugh at those fatuous extravagants. Joseph Glanvill.

    There are certain extravagants among people of all sizes and professions; and there must be no drawing of general rules from particular exceptions. Roger L'Estrange.


  1. Extravagant

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Extravagantadjective

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

  2. Extravagantadjective

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

  3. Extravagantadjective

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

  4. Extravagantnoun

    one who is confined to no general rule

  5. Extravagantnoun

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

  6. Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of extravagant in a Sentence

  1. Lee Seung-yeop:

    Golf has become very popular among the public, while at the same time it has an elitist, extravagant image and is very expensive, we feel it is right that we develop golf as a public sport, ease some of the consumers' burden, expand the sport's base and heighten the golf industry's international competitiveness.

  2. Joe Bagley:

    The items are significant because we rarely see them, archaeologically, also, Puritan Boston is often seen as an extremely conservative, reserved, and religious location in the 17th century, which it was, but in wealthier houses, the residents had access to luxury goods, purchased them, and enjoyed their more extravagant lifestyle in the privacy of their own home.

  3. Chief Justice John Marshall:

    This is too extravagant to be maintained.

  4. Daniel Wade:

    It is extravagant. It is absurd, it is absolutely Elvis.

  5. William Shenstone:

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

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