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extravagant


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extravagant  \Ex*trav"a*gant\,  a.  [F.  extravagant,  fr  L.  extra 
  on  the  outside  +  vagans  -antis,  p.  pr  of  vagari  to  wander, 
  from  vagus  wandering,  vague.  See  {Vague}.] 
  1.  Wandering  beyond  one's  bounds;  roving;  hence  foreign. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  The  extravagant  and  erring  spirit  hies  To  his 
  confine.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Exceeding  due  bounds;  wild;  excessive;  unrestrained;  as 
  extravagant  acts  wishes,  praise,  abuse. 
 
  There  appears  something  nobly  wild  and  extravagant 
  in  great  natural  geniuses.  --Addison. 
 
  3.  Profuse  in  expenditure;  prodigal;  wasteful;  as  an 
  extravagant  man.  ``Extravagant  expense.''  --Bancroft. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extravagant  \Ex*trav"a*gant\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  is  confined  to  no  general  rule  --L'Estrange. 
 
  2.  pl  (Eccl.  Hist.)  Certain  constitutions  or  decretal 
  epistles,  not  at  first  included  with  others  but 
  subsequently  made  a  part  of  the  canon  law. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extravagant 
  adj  1:  unrestrained  in  especially  feelings;  "extravagant  praise"; 
  "exuberant  compliments";  "overweening  ambition"; 
  "overweening  greed"  [syn:  {excessive},  {exuberant},  {overweening}] 
  2:  recklessly  wasteful;  "prodigal  in  their  expenditures"  [syn: 
  {prodigal},  {profligate},  {spendthrift}] 




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