extravagant

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[ US /ɛkˈstɹævəɡənt/ ]
[ UK /ɛkstɹˈævəɡənt/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant praise
    overweening greed
    overweening ambition
    exuberant compliments
  2. recklessly wasteful
    prodigal in their expenditures
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How To Use extravagant In A Sentence

  • When I ask if he spends money on anything really extravagant, he looks a bit uncertain. Times, Sunday Times
  • Its images tumble, proliferate and cross-hatch; they are extravagant and loopy and defiantly enormous in their ambition, making everything else look petty and piddling.
  • The idea that s. 8 protects an individuals’s privacy in garbage until the last unpaid bill rots into dust, or the incriminating letters turn into muck and are no longer decipherable, is to my mind too extravagant to contemplate. SCC: No Privacy Interest in Things We Throw Out : Law is Cool
  • It is in the early days of the rivalry that Hayes digs up the most interesting stories, such as when Cardiff's Burton scored with an extravagant scissors kick and was congratulated by players from both teams.
  • In 1805, an extremely handsome young man, he went up to Cambridge, where he attended intermittently to his studies between extravagant debauches there and in London.
  • Not since the days when a churl suffered extravagant penalties for offending a Norman lord have we seen such disparities of treatment within our justice system.
  • But, this notion of Matter seems too extravagant to deserve a confutation. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, by George Berkeley
  • But all these rather extravagant claims have had to be made via the old-fashioned printed page.
  • An extravagant collection of activities centered on the family shrine, as the sweet scent of incense hovered placidly above us.
  • It's a familiar and rather well-worn mechanic, but the sepia-toned graphical overlay is a stylish touch and the extravagant rag doll physics sends your victim rocketing through the air like a crazed acrobat, which is fun to behold and suitably reminiscent of a Peckinpah bloodbath. Blogposts | guardian.co.uk
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