Extravagant - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈstrævəɡənt|  American pronunciation of the word extravagant
Brit.  |ɪkˈstravəɡ(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word extravagant

adjective

- unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings(syn: excessive, exuberant, overweening)

extravagant praise

- recklessly wasteful (syn: prodigal, profligate, spendthrift)

Examples

The company has been making extravagant claims about the drug's effectiveness.

The film is notable for its extravagant settings and special effects.

We're going on a less extravagant vacation this year.

Her extravagant spending has to stop.

He was extravagant in his admiration of Helen.

Would it would be too extravagant to buy both?

Don't be too extravagant with the wine.

His only extravagance (=the only expensive thing he bought) was fine wine.

...little apparent congruence between her professed concern for the poor and her own extravagant lifestyle...

...the extravagant centerpiece proved to be a balk to the flow of conversation...

All Félix's guests paid her extravagant compliments.

...all those lottery players fantasizing themselves as living in extravagant luxury...

He lived intensely in his own imaginings, wise or idle, beautiful or extravagant.

their praise was extravagant and insincere

felt abashed at the extravagant praise

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