Extravagant vs Imeldific - What's the difference?

extravagant | imeldific |

As adjectives the difference between extravagant and imeldific

is that extravagant is exceeding the bounds of something; roving; hence, foreign while imeldific is ostentatiously extravagant, sometimes to the point of vulgarity.




(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 adjective)
  • Ostentatiously extravagant, sometimes to the point of vulgarity.
  • * 1992 , Solidarity, Volumes 133-136
  • Cory is a social mouse, she's not into this socializing and nobody really advocates an Imeldific kind of grandeur...
  • * 1995 , Ambeth R Ocampo, Bonifacio's bolo
  • There may be something Imeldific about the main Batasan Pambansa session hall...
  • * 2001 , Denise Weldon, Neal M Oshima, LJC Restaurant Group, Malate: a matter of taste
  • needed a break from the Imeldific extravaganzas. They hankered for a spontaneous and casual lifestyle, which they could not find in the five-star hotels...
  • * 2007 , Jenny Walker, Stuart Butler, Frances Linzee Gordon, Terry Carter, Lara Dunston, Oman, UAE and Arabian Peninsula
  • People from different walks of life; some who only care how beautiful their tan looks on Jumeirah Beach, people who work hard to send money to their family back home while living in a small room in Satwa or Karama just to save rent, others with an Imeldific [named after Imelda Marcos, the shopaholic former First Lady of the Philippines, known for her colossal shoe collection] attitude who shop every week...
  • (rare) Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of .
  • * 1991 , Conrado de Quiros, Dance of the dunces
  • Obviously she had not heard of Dorian Gray, having taken life pretty much according to the gospel of Cole Porter. But it's richly Imeldific , Imelda scouring the dark night of her soul in prayer while her enemies peer through the rain at airports watching out for her...
  • * 2003 , Gerard Lico, Edifice complex: power, myth, and Marcos state architecture
  • The first phase of the PGH was constructed within the Imeldific timetable to reach its inauguration day, 2 July 1985, which coincided with the birthday of Mrs. Marcos...
    English eponyms