An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (spending or costing a lot)
a. derrochador
He's so extravagant, he bought four suits in one day.Es tan derrochador que se compró cuatro trajes en un día.
b. despilfarrador
You shouldn't be so extravagant. You should put some money away for your retirement.No deberías ser tan despilfarrador. Deberías ahorrar algo de dinero para tu jubilación.
c. caro (taste)
He always orders the most extravagant thing on the menu.Siempre pide el plato más caro del menú.
d. de lujo (lifestyle)
Just you wait; I'll be living an extravagant life in Beverly Hills.Ya verás: llevaré una vida de lujo en Beverly Hills.
2. (lacking in moderation)
a. excesivo (praise)
The extravagant praise I received embarrassed me.Los halagos excesivos que recibí me incomodaron.
b. exagerado (claim)
The book makes some extravagant claims that have been put into question.En el libro se hacen algunas afirmaciones exageradas que se han cuestionado.
c. extravagante (person or behavior)
An extravagant gentleman arrived at the doorstep with a cane and a gold pocket watch.Un señor extravagante llegó al umbral con un bastón y un reloj de bolsillo.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person)
a. derrochador(ora)
2. (tastes)
a. caro(a)
an extravagant purchaseun despilfarro
extravagant [ɪksˈtrævəɡənt]
1 (wasteful, lavish) [+person] derrochador; despilfarrador; [+taste] caro; [+lifestyle] de muchos lujos; [+gift] caro; [+price] exorbitante; desorbitado
I'd love to go but isn't it a bit extravagant? me encantaría ir pero ¿no te parece un poco caro?; me encantaría ir pero ¿no te parece una extravagancia?
it seems extravagant to hire a car
it was very extravagant of him to buy this ring se ha pasado comprando este anillo
They developed a taste for /ostentatious decoration that required extravagant spending/ his extravagant spending was the cause of most of their arguments her extravagant spending was causing them to fall deeper in debt they love entertaining and extravagant spending
to be extravagant with electricity/one's money derrochar electricidad/el dinero
2 (exaggerated) [+praise] excesivo; [+claim, opinion] extraordinario; [+behaviour, person, design] extravagante; [+gesture] exagerado
she tipped out the box of sweets onto the table with an extravagant gesture, and motioned to us to help ourselves
to be extravagant in one's praise of sth/sb excederse elogiando a algo/algn
3 (odd) raro; extravagante
you have the most extravagant ideas se te ocurren unas ideas de lo más extravagantes or raras
Don't be afraid to consider apparently extravagant ideas All sorts of extravagant theories have been dragged up
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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