Adjective "extravagant" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Lacking restraint in spending money or using resources.
  1. 'Don't we feel happy when we read that someone who has everything they could possibly want uses it to make others happy - instead of on some extravagant spending spree?'
  2. 'After more than a year of extravagant online spending, scores of advertisers who've used the metrics are looking over the results and wondering what went wrong.'
  3. 'Many programmers have yanked their exhibitions after years of extravagant spending to woo operators.'
  4. 'While it will welcome the slower pace of growth in mortgage lending, it is concerned that individuals are borrowing for day-to-day spending for extravagant lifestyles.'
  5. 'I'm much more certain about the Chancellor's latest wheeze for grabbing more money to fund his extravagant spending plans.'
  6. 'Creative outreach and youth programming is more a matter of creativity than extravagant spending.'
  7. '‘I am always anxious that if my husband is laid off one day, how can we support his extravagant spending behaviour,’ she said.'
  8. 'She got a taste of the Hollywood lifestyle immediately after their wedding, when he whisked her away to the Big Apple for an extravagant spending spree.'
  9. 'This relates to the extravagant spending also; if a public institution wants to be funded through taxpayer money, they must be accountable and transparent with how they spend it.'
  10. 'The twice-wed star enjoyed an extravagant spending spree at an exclusive Hollywood store, where she bought designer baby wear for a newborn girl'
  11. 'extravagant gifts like computer games'
  12. 'This determination led to more gifts that were increasingly extravagant, and poems being left in more public and prominent places.'
  13. 'Your wealth will increase manifold but try not to give in to extravagant and impulsive buys.'
  14. 'This was interpreted to mean: women feel confident that they have found a strong and committed mate when they receive an extravagant gift.'
  15. 'That inquiry was sparked by reports in the Los Angeles Times about Munitz's alleged extravagant travel and spending.'
  16. 'Guest after guest has given me one extravagant gift after the other.'
  17. 'The two tiny bundles that arrived unexpectedly on Debbie Badger's 34th birthday were more precious than the most extravagant gift.'
  18. 'Most women she knew would've been thrilled to receive such an extravagant gift, yet she found she couldn't care less about it, just an excuse to show off how much money he had.'
  19. 'No need for extravagant gifts, but I can haul out the decorations and tree.'
  20. 'What's the most extravagant thing you've bought yourself since you started acting?'
  21. 'She was extremely generous in the extravagant presents she bought for them.'
  22. 'Be wary of ‘natural’ or herbal remedies making extravagant claims to treat symptoms of menopause.'
  23. 'Journalists with little understanding of science are easily persuaded by extravagant claims made by a charismatic researcher and his supporters.'
  24. 'Of course these grown-up versions, which make extravagant claims on their elegant packaging, cost twice as much as the baby ones.'
  25. 'Rudd's extravagant claim was made in the uncomplicated environs of home turf but was equally ill-advised.'
  26. 'However, the continuing rows between the USA and Europe over the court's jurisdiction call these extravagant claims into question.'
  27. 'His claims became more extravagant and he used oil as a weapon:'
  28. 'So far, the Home Secretary has been exemplary, grabbing no emergency powers and making no extravagant claims for ID cards.'
  29. 'If he does, Horne, who eschews unrealistic targets and makes no extravagant claims, will return home a contented man.'
  30. 'He made extravagant claims of evidence that revealed hundreds of known communists in government, the media and the film industry.'
  31. 'This in spite of his Nobel colleague Steven Weinberg's extravagant claim that physics can act as a moral and cultural force!'


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. Obsolete. wandering beyond bounds.

More examples(as adjective)

"smeltings can be extravagant with ores."

"policies can be extravagant in ways."

"people can be extravagant over tops."

"people can be extravagant in ses."

"people can be extravagant in clothings."

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Late Middle English (in the sense ‘unusual, unsuitable’): from medieval Latin extravagant- ‘diverging greatly’, from the verb extravagari, from Latin extra- ‘outside’ + vagari ‘wander’.