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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Spending more than one can afford or more than is necessary.

Usage examples (36)
  • A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.
  • extravagant praise
  • Bidders went for art, laser printers and what some called extravagant leather sofas.
  • Her propensity for riding about in extravagant carriages ... followed a standard set by the French queen (121). close window for more
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