What does extravagance mean?

Definitions for extravaganceɪkˈstræv ə gəns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word extravagance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. extravagance, extravagancy(noun)

    the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth

    "we were surprised by the extravagance of his description"

  2. extravagance, prodigality, profligacy(noun)

    the trait of spending extravagantly

  3. extravagance, prodigality, lavishness, highlife, high life(noun)

    excessive spending

Wiktionary

  1. extravagance(Noun)

    excessive or superfluous expenditure of money

  2. extravagance(Noun)

    prodigality as in extravagance of anger, love, expression, imagination, or demands.

  3. Origin: From extra + vagari.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extravagance(noun)

    a wandering beyond proper limits; an excursion or sally from the usual way, course, or limit

  2. Extravagance(noun)

    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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extravagance in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extravagance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Pratt:

    Jargon allows us to camouflage intellectual poverty with verbal extravagance.

  2. Jennie Jerome Churchill:

    We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.

  3. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne:

    The finest lives, in my opinion, are those who rank in the common model, and with the human race, but without miracle, without extravagance.

  4. Susanne Langer:

    In human life, art may arise from almost any activity, and once it does so, it is launched on a long road of exploration, invention, freedom to the limits of extravagance, interference to the point of frustration, finally discipline, controlling constant change and growth.

  5. Grover Cleveland:

    It is the duty of those serving the people in public place closely to limit public expenditures to the actual needs of the government economically administered, because this bounds the right of the government to extract tribute from the earnings of labor or the property of the citizen, and because public extravagance begets extravagance among the people. We should never be ashamed of the simplicity and prudential economies which are best suited to the operation of a republican form of government and most compatible with the mission of the American people. Those who are selected for a limited time to manage public affairs are still of the people, and may do much by their example to encourage, consistently with the dignity of their official functions, that plain way of life which among their fellow-citizens aids integrity and promotes thrift and prosperity.

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