- spending money excessively or immoderately
- going beyond usual bounds; unrestrained
- ostentatious; showy
- exorbitant in price; overpriced
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- spending much more than is necessary or wise: an extravagant shopper.
- exceeding the bounds of reason or moderation;
excessive: extravagant demands.
- spending much more than is necessary or wise;
wasteful:an extravagant shopper.
- excessively high:extravagant expenses; extravagant prices.
- exceeding the bounds of reason, as actions, demands, opinions, or passions.
- going beyond what is deserved or justifiable:extravagant praise.
- [Obs.]wandering beyond bounds.
- 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.