Splendid vs Extravagant - What's the difference?

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Splendid is a related term of extravagant.


As adjectives the difference between splendid and extravagant

is that splendid is possessing or displaying splendor; shining; very bright; as, a splendid sun while extravagant is exceeding the bounds of something; roving; hence, foreign.

splendid

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Possessing or displaying splendor; shining; very bright; as, a splendid sun.
  • Showy; magnificent; sumptuous; pompous; as, a splendid palace; a splendid procession or pageant.
  • brilliant, excellent, of a very high standard
  • * November 2 2014 , Daniel Taylor, " Sergio Agüero strike wins derby for Manchester City against 10-man United," guardian.co.uk
  • Hart had to make two splendid saves as Van Persie and Di María took aim and Fellaini should really have done better with a headed chance.

    Synonyms

    * great * magnificent * marvellous

    Derived terms

    * splendidness

    Anagrams

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    extravagant

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Exceeding the bounds of something; roving; hence, foreign.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • The extravagant and erring spirit hies / To his confine.
  • Extreme; wild; excessive; unrestrained.
  • * Addison
  • There appears something nobly wild and extravagant in great natural geniuses.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess), chapter=1 citation , passage=The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. […] The bed was the most extravagant piece. Its graceful cane halftester rose high towards the cornice and was so festooned in carved white wood that the effect was positively insecure, as if the great couch were trimmed with icing sugar.}}
  • Exorbitant.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.}}
  • Profuse in expenditure; prodigal; wasteful.
  • (Bancroft)

    Synonyms

    * See also