Definition for EX-TRAV'A-GANT


  1. Literally, wandering beyond limits. Shak.
  2. Excessive; exceeding due bounds; unreasonable. The wishes, demands, desires and passions of men are often extravagant.
  3. Irregular; wild; not within ordinary limits of truth or probability, or other usual bounds; as, extravagant flights of fancy. There is something nobly wild and extravagant in great geniuses. Addison.
  4. Exceeding necessity or propriety; wasteful; prodigal; as, extravagant expenses; an extravagant mode of living.
  5. Prodigal; profuse in expenses; as, an extravagant man. He that is extravagant will quickly become poor, and poverty will enforce dependence, and invite corruption. Rambler.

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