extravagant


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ex·trav·a·gant

 (ĭk-străv′ə-gənt)
adj.
1.
a. Exceeding reasonable bounds: extravagant demands. See Synonyms at excessive.
b. Unreasonably high in cost; exorbitant: extravagant fees.
c. Lavish or imprudent in spending money: extravagant members of the imperial court.
2. Extremely abundant; profuse: extravagant vegetation.
3. Archaic Straying beyond limits or bounds; wandering.

[Middle English, unusual, rambling, from Old French, from Medieval Latin extrāvagāns, extrāvagant-, present participle of extrāvagārī, to wander : Latin extrā, outside; see extra- + Latin vagārī, to wander.]

ex·trav′a·gant·ly adv.

extravagant

(ɪkˈstrævəɡənt)
adj
1. spending money excessively or immoderately
2. going beyond usual bounds; unrestrained: extravagant praise.
3. ostentatious; showy
4. exorbitant in price; overpriced
[C14: from Medieval Latin extravagāns, from Latin extra- + vagārī to wander]
exˈtravagantly adv

ex•trav•a•gant

(ɪkˈstræv ə gənt)

adj.
1. spending much more than is necessary or wise: an extravagant shopper.
2. excessively high: extravagant prices.
3. exceeding the bounds of reason or moderation: extravagant demands.
4. going beyond what is deserved or justifiable: extravagant praise.
5. elaborate or showy.
6. Obs. wandering.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin extrāvagant-, s. of extrāvagāns= Latin extrā- extra- + vagāns, past participle of vagārī to wander]
ex•trav′a•gant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.extravagant - unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings; "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed"
unrestrained - not subject to restraint; "unrestrained laughter"
2.extravagant - recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures"
wasteful - tending to squander and waste

extravagant

adjective
2. overpriced, expensive, costly Her aunt gave her an uncharacteristically extravagant gift.
3. exorbitant, excessive, steep (informal), unreasonable, inordinate, extortionate hotels charging extravagant prices
exorbitant reasonable, moderate, economical
5. showy, elaborate, flamboyant, impressive, fancy, flashy, ornate, pretentious, grandiose, gaudy, garish, ostentatious, gee-whizz (slang) The couple wed in extravagant style in 1995.
showy conservative, moderate, restrained, sober

extravagant

adjective
1. Characterized by excessive or imprudent spending:
2. Exceeding a normal or reasonable limit:
3. Given to or marked by unrestrained abundance:
Translations
rozhazovačný
ekstravagantødseloverdrevenurealistiskvild
ylellinen
ekstravagantan
szertelen
eyîslusamur; óhóflegurfjarstæîukenndur; ÿktur
浪費する
낭비하는
ekstravagantiškaiišlaidumasišlaidusperdėtasprabanga
ekstravagantsizšķērdīgspārmērīgs
čudaški
extravagant
ฟุ่มเฟือย
hoang phí

extravagant

[ɪksˈtrævəgənt] ADJ
1. (= wasteful, lavish) [person] → derrochador, despilfarrador; [taste] → caro; [lifestyle] → de muchos lujos; [gift] → caro; [price] → exorbitante, desorbitado
I'd love to go but isn't it a bit extravagant?me encantaría ir pero ¿no te parece un poco caro?me encantaría ir pero ¿no te parece una extravagancia?
it was very extravagant of him to buy this ringse ha pasado comprando este anillo
to be extravagant with electricity/one's moneyderrochar electricidad/el dinero
2. (= exaggerated) [praise] → excesivo; [claim, opinion] → extraordinario; [behaviour, person, design] → extravagante; [gesture] → exagerado
to be extravagant in one's praise of sth/sbexcederse elogiando a algo/algn
3. (= odd) → raro, extravagante
you have the most extravagant ideasse te ocurren unas ideas de lo más extravagantes or raras

extravagant

[ɪkˈstrævəgənt] adj
[person] → prodigue, dépensier/ière
(= expensive) [tastes, lifestyle] → dispendieux/euse; [gift] → somptueux/euse
(= exaggerated) [claim, show] → exagéré(e)
(= unrealistic) [idea] → extravagant(e)

extravagant

adj
(= wasteful) personverschwenderisch; taste, habitteuer; to be extravagant with electricityverschwenderisch mit Strom umgehen, Strom verschwenden; your extravagant spending habitsdeine Angewohnheit, das Geld mit vollen Händen auszugeben; cooking a whole chicken may seem extravagantes scheint vielleicht übertrieben, ein ganzes Huhn zu kochen; it isn’t really extravagant to rent a cares ist eigentlich kein Luxus, einen Mietwagen zu nehmen; she judged it unnecessarily extravagantsie hielt es für einen überflüssigen Luxus
(= lavish) gift, luxuryteuer, extravagant; priceüberhöht; lifestyleaufwendig, aufwändig, luxuriös; party, entertainmentaufwendig, aufwändig; designs, style, dressausgefallen, extravagant
(= flamboyant) personextravagant; behaviour, gesture, praise, contempt, claim, promiseübertrieben; (= absurd) idea, theoryabwegig; to be extravagant in one’s praise of somebody/somethingjdn/etw übertrieben loben; an obituary extravagant in its praiseein Nachruf voller übertriebener Bewunderung

extravagant

[ɪksˈtrævəgənt] adjstravagante; (spending, claim, opinion) → eccessivo/a; (lavish, person) → prodigo/a; (tastes) → dispendioso/a; (exaggerated, praise) → esagerato/a; (prices) → esorbitante
don't be extravagant with the butter → non esagerare con il burro

extravagant

(ikˈstrӕvəgənt) adjective
1. using or spending too much; wasteful. He's extravagant with money; an extravagant use of materials/energy.
2. (of ideas, emotions etc) exaggerated or too great. extravagant praise.
exˈtravagantly adverb
exˈtravagance noun
His wife's extravagance reduced them to poverty; Food is a necessity, but wine is an extravagance.

extravagant

مُسْرِف rozhazovačný ekstravagant verschwenderisch σπάταλος derrochador, extravagante ylellinen extravagant ekstravagantan stravagante 浪費する 낭비하는 extravagant råflott ekstrawagancki extravagante расточительный extravagant ฟุ่มเฟือย savruk hoang phí 奢侈的
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John, dear, I'm ashamed to show you my book, for I've really been dreadfully extravagant lately.
I didn't want her ring, and I felt there was something reckless and extravagant about her wishing to give it away to a boy she had never seen before.
Don't let us get anything new; you are too extravagant.
The five impulsive millionaires of Devil's Ford fulfilled not a few of their most extravagant promises.
At one of these moments of less torpid, yet still imperfect animation, Phoebe became convinced of what she had at first rejected as too extravagant and startling an idea.
Detecting his emotion, Pearl clapped her little hands in the most extravagant ecstacy.
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Surprise and astonishment flashed from face to face all over the house; the queen's gratified smile faded out at the name of Sir Kay, and she looked disap- pointed; and the page whispered in my ear with an accent and manner expressive of extravagant derision --
This was not such a very extravagant speech, either, for that burly Mannheim tenor's praises had been the talk of all Heidelberg for a week before his performance took place--yet his voice was like the distressing noise which a nail makes when you screech it across a window-pane.
He entered the shop, bought the extravagant bauble, and expressed it to Wareham at once, not a single doubt of its appropriateness crossing the darkness of his masculine mind.
Weston I should understand whom I might praise without any danger of being thought extravagant in my terms.
As Elinor and Marianne were walking together the next morning the latter communicated a piece of news to her sister, which in spite of all that she knew before of Marianne's imprudence and want of thought, surprised her by its extravagant testimony of both.