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Meaning of EXTRAVAGANT

Pronunciation:  ik'stravugunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  unrestrained in especially feelings; "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed"
  2. [adj]  recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures"
 

EXTRAVAGANT is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: excessive, exuberant, overweening, prodigal, profligate, spendthrift, unrestrained, wasteful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ex*trav"a*gant\, a. [F. extravagant, fr. L. extra
    on the outside + vagans, -antis, p. pr. of vagari to wander,
    from vagus wandering, vague. See {Vague}.]
    1. Wandering beyond one's bounds; roving; hence, foreign.
       [Obs.]
    
             The extravagant and erring spirit hies To his
             confine.                              --Shak.
    
    2. Exceeding due bounds; wild; excessive; unrestrained; as,
       extravagant acts, wishes, praise, abuse.
    
             There appears something nobly wild and extravagant
             in great natural geniuses.            --Addison.
    
    3. Profuse in expenditure; prodigal; wasteful; as, an
       extravagant man. ``Extravagant expense.'' --Bancroft.
    
    
  2. \Ex*trav"a*gant\, n.
    1. One who is confined to no general rule. --L'Estrange.
    
    2. pl. (Eccl. Hist.) Certain constitutions or decretal
       epistles, not at first included with others, but
       subsequently made a part of the canon law.
    
    
 
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