Extravagant

Definition of Extravagant

Ex`trav´a`gant
a.1.Wandering beyond one's bounds; roving; hence, foreign.
The extravagant and erring spirit hies
To his confine.
- Shak.
2.Exceeding due bounds; wild; excessive; unrestrained; as, extravagant acts, wishes, praise, abuse.
There appears something nobly wild and extravagant in great natural geniuses.
- Addison.
3.Profuse in expenditure; prodigal; wasteful; as, an extravagant man.
n.1.One who is confined to no general rule.
2.(Eccl. Hist.) Certain constitutions or decretal epistles, not at first included with others, but subsequently made a part of the canon law.

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