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

  • 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. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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?"