Definition of extravagantly in English:



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

    ‘he lived extravagantly and fell deeply into debt’
    • ‘Records obtained by the press showed that politicians spent extravagantly on restaurant meals, hotels, and helicopter trips.’
    • ‘Local music fans accused recording companies of spending extravagantly for promotional activities.’
    • ‘They are making money out of vulnerable parents by selling extravagantly priced preparations of vitamins, amino acids, and other ingredients of unproven efficacy.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 In an excessive or elaborate way.
      ‘extravagantly decorated ceilings painted with stars and angels’
      • ‘He gestures extravagantly to the air.’
      • ‘Everyone who was anyone stepped out in his flamboyant gowns made from extravagantly decorated fabrics.’
      • ‘In this painting, he shows himself as an extravagantly dressed Venetian gentleman with carefully curled hair.’
      • ‘The office suite was extravagantly furnished, with plush burgundy carpeting and an array of geometrically styled workstations.’
      • ‘He was extravagantly dressed, in padded hose, slashed sleeves, and gloves with jewelled cuffs.’
    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.’
      • ‘The confidence and authority with which even the young man tackled his subject is now distrusted in a world extravagantly concerned with cultural relativity.’
      • ‘She yawned extravagantly.’
      • ‘It is a highly enjoyable play in a production extravagantly praised by critics.’
      • ‘She repeatedly danced, waved, and flirted extravagantly with the audience.’