Extravagant vs Grand - What's the difference?

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Extravagant is a related term of grand.

As an adjective extravagant

is exceeding the bounds of something; roving; hence, foreign.

As a proper noun grand is

a commune in france.

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(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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    (Webster 1913)


  • Of large size or extent; great; extensive; hence, relatively great; greatest; chief; principal.
  • a grand mountain
    a grand army
    a grand mistake
  • Great in size, and fine or imposing in appearance or impression; illustrious, dignified, or noble (said of persons); majestic, splendid, magnificent, or sublime (said of things).
  • a grand monarch
    a grand view
    a grand conception
  • Having higher rank or more dignity, size, or importance than other persons or things of the same name.
  • a grand lodge
    a grand vizier
    a grand piano
  • Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent -- generally used in composition; as, grandfather, grandson, grandchild, etc.
  • (Ireland, Northern England) fine; lovely
  • Noun

  • One thousand dollars (compare ).
  • * {{quote-video
  • , date = 2003-12-21 , episode = The Hitchhiker , title = (Cold Case) , people = (Danny Pino) , role = Scotty Valens , season = 1 , number = 10 , passage = I could win ten grand over there, I still ain't paying a cabbie 300 bucks to drive me home. }}
  • (British) One thousand pounds sterling.
  • (musical instruments) A grand piano
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