What does extravagance mean?

Definitions for extravagance
ɪkˈstræv ə gənsex·trav·a·gance

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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

    Etymology: From extra + vagari.

  2. extravagance(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

Editors Contribution

  1. extravagance

    Lavishness in décor or lifestyle.

    The driver spends with extravagance which makes me wonder where the money comes from.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 7, 2019  

How to pronounce extravagance?

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How to say extravagance in sign language?

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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

Examples of extravagance in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. David Pratt:

    Jargon allows us to camouflage intellectual poverty with verbal extravagance.

  3. Jennie Jerome Churchill:

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

  4. Andrew Carnegie:

    This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: First, to set an example of modest, unostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and, after doing so, to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds, which he is called upon to administer, and strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgment, is best calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community --the man of wealth thus becoming the mere trustee and agent for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience and ability to administer, doing for them better than they would or could do for themselves.

  5. Charles Caleb Colton:

    Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.

Images & Illustrations of extravagance

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