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 Dictionary entry overview: What does extravagant mean? 

EXTRAVAGANT (adjective)
  The adjective EXTRAVAGANT has 2 senses:

1. unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
2. recklessly wasteful

  Familiarity information: EXTRAVAGANT used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

EXTRAVAGANT (adjective)

Sense 1extravagant [BACK TO TOP]


Unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings


extravagant; overweening; excessive; exuberant

Context examples:

extravagant praise / exuberant compliments / overweening ambition / overweening greed


unrestrained (not subject to restraint)

Sense 2extravagant [BACK TO TOP]


Recklessly wasteful


profligate; spendthrift; extravagant; prodigal

Context example:

prodigal in their expenditures


wasteful (tending to squander and waste)

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