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extravagant

[ik-strav-uh-guh nt] /ɪkˈstræv ə gənt/
adjective
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.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin extrāvagant- (stem of extrāvagāns), present participle of extrāvagārī, equivalent to extrā- extra- + vagārī to wander
Related forms
extravagantly, adverb
extravagantness, noun
overextravagant, adjective
overextravagantly, adverb
unextravagant, adjective
unextravagantly, adverb
Synonyms
1. imprudent, spendthrift, prodigal. 2. immoderate, excessive, inordinate. 3. unreasonable, unrestrained, fantastic, wild, absurd, preposterous.
Antonyms
1. prudent, thrifty. 2. moderate. 3. reasonable.
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British Dictionary definitions for unextravagant

extravagant

/ɪkˈstrævəɡənt/
adjective
1.
spending money excessively or immoderately
2.
going beyond usual bounds; unrestrained: extravagant praise
3.
ostentatious; showy
4.
exorbitant in price; overpriced
Derived Forms
extravagantly, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Medieval Latin extravagāns, from Latin extra- + vagārī to wander
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Word Origin and History for unextravagant

extravagant

adj.

late 14c., from Medieval Latin extravagantem, originally a word in Canon Law for uncodified papal decrees, present participle of extravagari "wander outside or beyond," from Latin extra "outside of" (see extra-) + vagari "wander, roam" (see vague). Extended sense of "excessive, extreme" first recorded 1590s; that of "wasteful, lavish" 1711. Related: Extravagantly.

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