Definitions for extravaganceɪkˈstræv ə gəns
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the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth
"we were surprised by the extravagance of his description"
extravagance, prodigality, profligacy(noun)
the trait of spending extravagantly
extravagance, prodigality, lavishness, highlife, high life(noun)
excessive or superfluous expenditure of money
prodigality as in extravagance of anger, love, expression, imagination, or demands.
Origin: From extra + vagari.
a wandering beyond proper limits; an excursion or sally from the usual way, course, or limit
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
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Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.
Jargon allows us to camouflage intellectual poverty with verbal extravagance.
We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.
Great and unexpected successes are often the cause of foolish rushing into acts of extravagance.
Poverty is not dishonourable in itself, but only when it arises from idleness, intemperance, extravagance, and folly.
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