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"extravagant" in British English

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extravagantadjective

uk   us   /ɪkˈstræv.ə.ɡənt/
C2 spending too much ​money, or using too much of something: the extravagant ​lifestyle of a ​moviestar It was very extravagant of you to ​buystrawberries out of ​season. He ​rarely used ​taxis, which he ​regarded as extravagant. the extravagant use of ​packaging on many ​products extreme and ​unreasonable: The ​product does not ​live up to the extravagant ​claims of the advertisers.
extravagantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of extravagant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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extravagantadjective

 us   /ɪkˈstræv·ə·ɡənt/
  • extravagant adjective (EXPENSIVE)

more ​expensive than is ​necessary or ​reasonable, or having the characteristics of being ​expensive: Company ​executivesenjoyed an extravagant ​lifestyle. Top ​athletes are ​showered with extravagant ​gifts.
  • extravagant adjective (UNREASONABLE)

beyond any ​reasonableexpectation: Parents who have extravagant ​hopes for ​theirchildren are ​bound to be ​disappointed.
(Definition of extravagant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"extravagant" in Business English

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extravagantadjective

uk   us   /ɪkˈstrævəɡənt/ disapproving
spending or ​costing a lot of ​money: Severe ​cuts in ​publicspendingmean that ​demands for extravagant ​payrises are no ​longer realistic. an extravagant ​lifestyle extravagant ​spending/​expenditure
not ​based on facts and therefore not likely to be ​true: an extravagant ​claim/promise
(Definition of extravagant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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