Definition of extravagantly in English:



  • 1With a lack of restraint in spending money or using resources.

    ‘he lived extravagantly and fell deeply into debt’
    • ‘They are making money out of vulnerable parents by selling extravagantly priced preparations of vitamins, amino acids, and other ingredients of unproven efficacy.’
    • ‘Local music fans accused recording companies of spending extravagantly for promotional activities.’
    • ‘Never extravagantly funded to begin with, they now find their research budgets cut even further.’
    • ‘He earned a great deal of money, but kept little of it, living extravagantly and paying vast sums to his ex-wives in alimony and for the support of his nine children.’
    • ‘Records obtained by the press showed that politicians spent extravagantly on restaurant meals, hotels, and helicopter trips.’
    1. 1.1 In an excessive or elaborate way.
      ‘extravagantly decorated ceilings painted with stars and angels’
      • ‘He was extravagantly dressed, in padded hose, slashed sleeves, and gloves with jewelled cuffs.’
      • ‘The office suite was extravagantly furnished, with plush burgundy carpeting and an array of geometrically styled workstations.’
      • ‘In this painting, he shows himself as an extravagantly dressed Venetian gentleman with carefully curled hair.’
      • ‘He gestures extravagantly to the air.’
      • ‘Everyone who was anyone stepped out in his flamboyant gowns made from extravagantly decorated fabrics.’
    2. 1.2 To a large degree and with extreme feeling.
      ‘as a child, Mozart was extravagantly praised’
      ‘he was extravagantly admired for his versatility’
      • ‘His French operas were extravagantly admired cultural monuments 150 years ago.’
      • ‘She repeatedly danced, waved, and flirted extravagantly with the audience.’
      • ‘The confidence and authority with which even the young man tackled his subject is now distrusted in a world extravagantly concerned with cultural relativity.’
      • ‘It is a highly enjoyable play in a production extravagantly praised by critics.’
      • ‘She yawned extravagantly.’