From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishextravagantex‧trav‧a‧gant /ɪkˈstrævəɡənt/ ●●○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1SPEND MONEYspending or costing a lot of money, especially more than is necessary or more than you can afford 🔊 Would it be too extravagant to buy both? 🔊 an extravagant lifestyle2WASTE somethingdoing or using something too much or more than is necessaryextravagant with 🔊 Don’t be too extravagant with the wine. 🔊 an extravagant display of loyalty3EXTREMEif someone makes extravagantclaims, promises etc, they make big claims or promises that are not true or real 🔊 extravagant claims about the drug’s effectiveness4IMPRESSvery impressive because of being very expensive, beautiful etc 🔊 extravagant celebrations —extravagantly adverb —extravagance noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 the extravagance of the Royal Palace 🔊 His only extravagance (=the only expensive thing he bought) was fine wine.
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extravagant• Natureabhors the superfluous, yet is constrained to produce the seemingly extravagant.• The Conservatives, on the other hand, protect the counties and suspect the great urbanauthorities of being extravagant.• Van Jong's personal life was notably extravagant.• Extravagant claims have been made for some herbalremedies including the curing of baldness.• The extravagant claims made were more significant for what they anticipated than for what could then be accomplished.• An extravagantcollection of activities centered on the family shrine, as the sweetscent of incensehovered placidly above us.• When the air became more thickly populated, such extravagant forms disappeared.• Yet, as I said, you are not extravagant, I am.• If anything, we were too extravagant in the late 1980s when money was rolling in - we took everything for granted.• $400 on a dress! That's a bitextravagant, isn't it?• extravagant marketing claims• Rich and extravagantparents are spending more and more money on their children's parties.• Hundreds, thousands, and not one of them with sufficientimagination to try a really extravagantswindle.• The gifts, though not extravagant, were nice.From Longman Business Dictionaryextravagantex‧trav‧a‧gant /ɪkˈstrævəgənt/ adjective1disapproving spending a lot of money when it is not necessaryIt’s a bit too extravagant to buy both.Even when in debt, he continued to enjoy anextravagant lifestyle.2very extreme and not based on real factsThe advertisements makeextravagant claims, guaranteeing that you will stop smoking within 10 days.