extravagant :

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ik stra vuh guhnt

  • s  unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant praise
  • s  recklessly wasteful

  • This is the first of Lauzon's extravagant fantasies and, like other, odder ones, it is cogently grounded in the solitude that can smother any childanybody.
  • He fled to Tianjin, where he cavorted as an exiled and extravagant playboy, full of imperious airs but no imperial mandate.
  • Gilliam, the Monty Python animator whose script here had contributions from Tom Stoppard, makes unique films madly, cannily extravagant, with a tone as dark as Jonathan Swift's .
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  • Kasparov in Guardian Unlimited
    The tragedy is that he left this world too early, and his extravagant life and scandalous statements did not contribute to the popularity of chess,Kasparov told The Associated Press.
  • John Hirschbeck in SI.com
    The questions that we found out are being asked are about beating wives, marijuana use and extravagant parties,World Umpires Association president John Hirschbeck said in a telephone interview Wednesday. "And then finally with this whole...
  • Rosa Monckton in International Herald Tribune
    She tended to speak and write in an extravagant way,Monckton replied, but agreed that the sentiment was genuine.

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