Definition of “extravagant” - English Dictionary

“extravagant” in British English

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extravagantadjective

uk /ɪkˈstræv.ə.ɡənt/ us /ɪkˈstræv.ə.ɡənt/

C2 spending too much money, or using too much of something:

the extravagant lifestyle of a movie star
It was very extravagant of you to buy strawberries 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 /ɪkˈstræv.ə.ɡənt.li/ us /ɪkˈstræv.ə.ɡənt.li/

(Definition of “extravagant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“extravagant” in American English

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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 executives enjoyed an extravagant lifestyle.
Top athletes are showered with extravagant gifts.

extravagant adjective (UNREASONABLE)

beyond any reasonable expectation:

Parents who have extravagant hopes for their children 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 /ɪkˈstrævəɡənt/ us disapproving

spending or costing a lot of money:

Severe cuts in public spending mean that demands for extravagant pay rises 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)