Extravagance definition

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A going beyond reasonable or proper limits in conduct or speech; unreasonable excess.
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A spending of more than is reasonable or necessary; excessive expenditure; wastefulness.
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The quality of being extravagant.

The extravagance of the furnishings; the extravagance of his rhetoric.

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Immoderate spending.

His extravagance led to his financial ruin.

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Something extravagant.
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Excessive or superfluous expenditure of money.
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Prodigality as in extravagance of anger, love, expression, imagination, or demands.
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An instance of excess in spending, behavior, or speech.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
extravagance
Plural:
extravagances

Origin of extravagance

  • From French extravagance, from Medieval Latin extra + vagari (“to wander”).

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