Extravagant vs Sentimental - What's the difference?

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Extravagant is a related term of sentimental.

As adjectives the difference between extravagant and sentimental

is that extravagant is exceeding the bounds of something; roving; hence, foreign while sentimental is characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion.




(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)
  • characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion
  • derived from emotion rather than reason; of or caused by sentiment
  • romantic
  • Derived terms

    * sentimentalism * sentimentality * sentimentally


    * 1885 : , *: Are you in sentimental mood? *: I'll sigh with you. * 1944 : , *: Gonna take a Sentimental Journey, *: Gonna set my heart at ease. *: Gonna make a Sentimental Journey, *: to renew old memories.


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