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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.)
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The word extravagant contains the following parts:
extr-, extra-, exter- Latin prefix that means on the outside, beyond
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In Latin, "extrem" is the superlative form of "exter," just as in English "most" is the superlative form of "more." "Extrem," which is the basis of the basis of the English word "extreme " and its derivations, thus means "most outside" or "most beyond."
synonyms:
ec, ect, ecto, exo-, ex-
 
vag Latin root that means wander
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-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means (in adjectives) doing the action denoted by the verb root; (in nouns) one who or that which does the action denoted by the verb root.
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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.