Definition of "extravagant" [ex•trav•a•gant]

  • (adjective) Given to lavish or imprudent expenditure: extravagant members of the imperial court.
  • (adjective) Exceeding reasonable bounds: extravagant demands. See Synonyms at excessive.
  • (adjective) Extremely abundant; profuse: extravagant vegetation.
  • (adjective) Unreasonably high; exorbitant: extravagant fees.
  • (adjective) Archaic Straying beyond limits or bounds; wandering.

Use "extravagant" in a sentence

  • "He denied what he called extravagant words by the media that he had appointed himself to preside over the trial, saying he and his two deputies had decided on the matter."
  • "'Do you mean,' she said, looking up at him rather wistfully now, 'that I am _always_ what you call extravagant?'"
  • "How is indulging one's children in extravagant gifts any different from the same excesses and greed he is supposedly railing against?"

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