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- Exceeding the bounds of something; roving; hence, foreign.
- c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene i]:
- The extravagant and erring spirit hies / To his confine.
- Extreme; wild; excessive; unrestrained.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:excessive
- 1711 September 14 (Gregorian calendar), Joseph Addison; Richard Steele, “MONDAY, September 3, 1711”, in The Spectator, number 160; republished in Alexander Chalmers, editor, The Spectator; a New Edition, […], volume II, New York, N.Y.: D[aniel] Appleton & Company, 1853, OCLC 191120697:
- There appears something nobly wild and extravagant in great natural geniuses.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess:
- The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. […] The bed was the most extravagant piece. Its graceful cane halftester rose high towards the cornice and was so festooned in carved white wood that the effect was positively insecure, as if the great couch were trimmed with icing sugar.
- extravagant acts, praise, or abuse
- 2013 June 8, “Obama goes troll-hunting”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 55:
- According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.
- Profuse in expenditure; prodigal; wasteful.
- an extravagant man
- extravagant expense
- 1834-1874, George Bancroft, History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent.
- some of the Quakers were extravagant and foolish
exceeding the bounds of something
- “extravagant” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- “extravagant” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- (Balearic) IPA(key): /əks.tɾə.vəˈɡant/
- (Central) IPA(key): /əks.tɾə.bəˈɡan/
- (Valencian) IPA(key): /eks.tɾa.vaˈɡant/
- “extravagant” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.
- “extravagant”, in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2022
- “extravagant” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
- “extravagant”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
Positive forms of extravagant
Comparative forms of extravagant
Superlative forms of extravagant
Declension of extravagant