WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ex•trav•a•gant /ɪkˈstrævəgənt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. spending much more than is necessary or wise: an extravagant shopper.
  2. exceeding the bounds of reason or moderation;
    excessive: extravagant demands.
ex•trav•a•gant•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ex•trav•a•gant  (ik stravə gənt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. spending much more than is necessary or wise;
    wasteful:an extravagant shopper.
  2. excessively high:extravagant expenses; extravagant prices.
  3. exceeding the bounds of reason, as actions, demands, opinions, or passions.
  4. going beyond what is deserved or justifiable:extravagant praise.
  5. [Obs.]wandering beyond bounds.
ex•trava•gant•ly, adv. 
ex•trava•gant•ness, n. 
  • Medieval Latin extrāvagant- (stem of extrāvagāns), present participle of extrāvagārī, equivalent. to extrā- extra- + vagārī to wander
  • Middle English 1350–1400
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged imprudent, spendthrift, prodigal.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged immoderate, excessive, inordinate.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged unreasonable, unrestrained, fantastic, wild, absurd, preposterous.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged prudent, thrifty.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged moderate.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged reasonable.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

extravagant /ɪkˈstrævəɡənt/ adj
  1. spending money excessively or immoderately
  2. going beyond usual bounds; unrestrained
  3. ostentatious; showy
  4. exorbitant in price; overpriced
Etymology: 14th Century: from Medieval Latin extravagāns, from Latin extra- + vagārī to wander



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