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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extravagance, extravagancynoun

    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, profligacynoun

    the trait of spending extravagantly

  3. extravagance, prodigality, lavishness, highlife, high lifenoun

    excessive spending

Wiktionary

  1. extravagancenoun

    excessive or superfluous expenditure of money

    Etymology: From extra + vagari.

  2. extravagancenoun

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

    Etymology: From extra + vagari.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extravagancenoun

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

  2. Extravagancenoun

    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  

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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. Plutarch:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Charles Caleb Colton:

    Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.

  4. David Pratt:

    Jargon allows us to camouflage intellectual poverty with verbal extravagance.

  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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