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Meaning of EXTRAVAGANCE

Pronunciation:  ik'stravuguns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  excessive spending
  2. [n]  the trait of spending extravagantly
  3. [n]  something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity
 

EXTRAVAGANCE is a 12 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: high life, highlife, lavishness, luxury, prodigality, prodigality, profligacy
 
 See Also: dissipation, improvidence, indulgence, self-indulgence, shortsightedness, waste, wastefulness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*trav"a*gance\, n. [Cf. F. extravagance. See
{Extravagant}, and cf. {Extravaganza}.]
1. A wandering beyond proper limits; an excursion or sally
   from the usual way, course, or limit.

2. The state of being extravagant, wild, or prodigal beyond
   bounds of propriety or duty; want of moderation; excess;
   especially, undue expenditure of money; vaid and
   superfluous expense; prodigality; as, extravagance of
   anger, love, expression, imagination, demands.

         Some verses of my own, Maximin and Almanzor, cry
         vengeance on me for their extravagance. --Dryden.

         The income of three dukes was enough to supply her
         extravagance.                         --Arbuthnot.

Syn: Wildness; irregularity; excess; prodigality; profusion;
     waste; lavishness; unreasonableness; recklessness.



 
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