extravagant

Extravagant is an adjective that means expensive, excessive, and over the top. A modest chandelier in your dining room is normal. But crystal-studded walls and gold-plated goblets? That's a bit extravagant.

If you’re prone to lavish behavior or spending, you’re extravagant. It’s an adjective associated with extremes, sometimes even to the point of absurdity. Fees at a bank can be extravagant, and so can a person who insists on drinking only bottled French mineral water out of a golden chalice. Remember that the only ‘e’ is at the beginning — the remaining three vowels are all ‘a.’

Definitions of extravagant
  1. adjective
    recklessly wasteful
    synonyms: prodigal, profligate, spendthrift
    wasteful
    tending to squander and waste
  2. adjective
    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    synonyms: exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable, usurious
    immoderate
    beyond reasonable limits
  3. adjective
    characterized by extravagance and profusion
    synonyms: lavish, lucullan, lush, plush, plushy
    rich
    suggestive of or characterized by great expense
  4. adjective
    unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant praise”
    synonyms: excessive, exuberant, overweening
    unrestrained
    not subject to restraint
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