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English Dictionary: extravagance by the DICT Development Group
2 results for extravagance
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth; "we were surprised by the extravagance of his description"
    Synonym(s): extravagance, extravagancy
  2. the trait of spending extravagantly
    Synonym(s): extravagance, prodigality, profligacy
  3. excessive spending
    Synonym(s): extravagance, prodigality, lavishness, highlife, high life
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Extravagance \Ex*trav"a*gance\, n. [Cf. F. extravagance. See
      {Extravagant}, and cf. {Extravaganza}.]
      1. A wandering beyond proper limits; an excursion or sally
            from the usual way, course, or limit.
      2. 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.
                     Some verses of my own, Maximin and Almanzor, cry
                     vengeance on me for their extravagance. --Dryden.
                     The income of three dukes was enough to supply her
                     extravagance.                                    --Arbuthnot.
      Syn: Wildness; irregularity; excess; prodigality; profusion;
               waste; lavishness; unreasonableness; recklessness.
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