Extravagant vs Vagabond - What's the difference?

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Vagabond is a related term of extravagant.

Extravagant is a related term of vagabond.

As adjectives the difference between extravagant and vagabond

is that extravagant is exceeding the bounds of something; roving; hence, foreign while vagabond is floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.

As a noun vagabond is

a person on a trip of indeterminate destination and/or length of time.

As a verb vagabond is

to roam, as a vagabond.




(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)


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    (en noun)
  • A person on a trip of indeterminate destination and/or length of time.
  • One who wanders from place to place, having no fixed dwelling, or not abiding in it, and usually without the means of honest livelihood; a vagrant; a hobo.
  • * Bible, Genesis iv. 12
  • A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be.


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    * person


    (en verb)
  • To roam, as a vagabond
  • Adjective

  • Floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.
  • * Milton
  • To heaven their prayers / Flew up, nor missed the way, by envious winds / Blown vagabond or frustrate.
  • * 1959 , Jack London, The Star Rover
  • Truly, the worships of the Mystery wandered as did men, and between filchings and borrowings the gods had as vagabond a time of it as did we.