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


  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


  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. Charles Caleb Colton:

    Avarice has ruined more souls than 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. Demosthenes:

    Great and unexpected successes are often the cause of foolish rushing into acts of extravagance.

  5. Plutarch:

    Poverty is not dishonourable in itself, but only when it arises from idleness, intemperance, extravagance, and folly.

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