Definitions for extravaganceɪkˈstræv ə gəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•trav•a•ganceɪkˈstræv ə gəns(n.)

  1. excessive or unnecessary outlay of money.

  2. unrestrained excess, as of actions or opinions.

  3. something extravagant.

Origin of extravagance:

1635–45; < F, MF

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. extravagance(noun)ɪkˈstræv ə gəns

    the tendency to spend too much money

    My mother tried to put a stop to his extravagance.

  2. extravaganceɪkˈstræv ə gəns

    sth unnecessary that you buy

    little extravagances


  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

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His wife's extravagance reduced them to poverty; Food is a necessity, but wine is an extravagance.

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