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Extravagant


EXTRAV'AGANT, adjective Literally, wandering beyond limits.

1. Excessive; exceeding due bounds; unreasonable. The wishes, demands, desires and passions of men are often extravagant

2. 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.

3. Exceeding necessity or propriety; wasteful; prodigal; as extravagant expenses; an extravagant mode of living.

4. Prodigal; profuse in expenses; as an extravagant man.

He that is extravagant will quickly become poor, and poverty will enforce dependence, and invite corruption.

EXTRAV'AGANT, noun One who is confined to no general rule.