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extravagant

ex·trav·a·gant

extravagant

 
pronunciation:
ihk strae v gnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: spending too much; spending in a foolish or careless way.
Her extravagant parents buy a new car every year.
antonyms:
economical, frugal
similar words:
lavish, wasteful
definition 2: more than is reasonable in price; too expensive.
Jenny thought a hundred dollars was a fair price for the shoes, but her mother said it was extravagant.
synonyms:
steep
antonyms:
cheap, reasonable
similar words:
costly, dear, expensive, unreasonable
derivations: extravagantly (adv.), extravagantness (n.)
Word Parts
The word extravagant contains the following parts:
extr-, extra-, exter- Latin prefix that means on the outside, beyond
synonyms:
ec, ect, ecto, exo-, ex-
 
vag Latin root that means wander
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means In nouns: one who or that which does the action denoted by the base verb.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.