extravagance


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ex·trav·a·gance

 (ĭk-străv′ə-gəns)
n.
1. The quality of being extravagant: the extravagance of the furnishings; the extravagance of his rhetoric.
2. Immoderate spending: His extravagance led to his financial ruin.
3. Something extravagant. See Synonyms at luxury.

extravagance

(ɪkˈstrævəɡəns) or

extravagancy

n
1. excessive outlay of money; wasteful spending
2. immoderate or absurd speech or behaviour

ex•trav•a•gance

(ɪkˈstræv ə gəns)

n.
1. excessive or unnecessary outlay of money.
2. unrestrained excess, as of actions or opinions.
3. something extravagant.
[1635–45; < French, Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.extravagance - the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth; "we were surprised by the extravagance of his description"
excessiveness, inordinateness, excess - immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
2.extravagance - the trait of spending extravagantly
improvidence, shortsightedness - a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources
3.extravagance - excessive spending
waste, wastefulness, dissipation - useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources"

extravagance

noun
1. overspending, squandering, profusion, profligacy, wastefulness, waste, lavishness, prodigality, improvidence He was accused of gross mismanagement and financial extravagance.
2. luxury, treat, indulgence, extra, frill, nonessential Her only extravagance was shoes.

extravagance

noun
1. A condition of going or being beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate:
3. Something costly and unnecessary:
Translations
تَبْذير، إفْراط
ekstravaganceluksus
szertelenség
óhófleg eyîslusemi; óhóf
čudaškostzapravljivost
müsriflik

extravagance

[ɪksˈtrævəgəns] N
1. (= wastefulness) → derroche m, despilfarro m
2. (= indulgence) → extravagancia f
buying a yacht is just an extravagancecomprar un yate es una extravagancia
I know it's an extravagance, but I love lobsterya sé que es una extravagancia, pero me encanta la langosta
caviare! I'm not used to such extravagance¡caviar! no estoy acostumbrada a estos lujos
3. (fig) [of praise] → lo excesivo; [of claim, opinion] → lo extraordinario; [of behaviour, gesture] → lo extravagante

extravagance

[ɪkˈstrævəgəns] n
(= excessive spending) → dépense f excessive, dépense f exagérée
I was shocked at such extravagance → J'ai été choqué par toutes ces dépenses excessives.
(= thing bought) → folie f
Her only extravagance was horses → Les chevaux étaient la seule folie qu'elle s'autorisait.

extravagance

n
Luxus m no pl; (= wastefulness)Verschwendung f; her extravaganceihre Verschwendungssucht; if you can’t forgive her little extravaganceswenn Sie es ihr nicht verzeihen können, dass sie sich ab und zu einen kleinen Luxus leistet; the extravagance of her tastesihr kostspieliger or teurer Geschmack; the extravagance of her daily lifeihr luxuriöses Alltagsleben; a life of such extravaganceein derart luxuriöser Lebensstil; the extravagance of a big weddingder Aufwand einer großen Hochzeitsfeier
(of ideas, theories)Extravaganz f, → Ausgefallenheit f; (of claim, demand)Übertriebenheit f
(= extravagant action or notion)Extravaganz f

extravagance

[ɪksˈtrævəgəns] n (excessive spending) → sperpero; (wastefulness) → spreco; (thing bought) → stravaganza

extravagant

(ikˈstrӕvəgənt) adjective
1. using or spending too much; wasteful. He's extravagant with money; an extravagant use of materials/energy.
2. (of ideas, emotions etc) exaggerated or too great. extravagant praise.
exˈtravagantly adverb
exˈtravagance noun
His wife's extravagance reduced them to poverty; Food is a necessity, but wine is an extravagance.
References in classic literature ?
That night he looked as if he would like the fun of quizzing her figures and pretending to be horrified at her extravagance, as he often did, being particularly proud of his prudent wife.
Phoebe, to whom all extravagance was a horror, burst into sobs and tears.
he spoke with the sweet extravagance of childish reproach.
With the first drink he could eat a meal, and he could persuade himself that that was economy; with the second he could eat another meal--but there would come a time when he could eat no more, and then to pay for a drink was an unthinkable extravagance, a defiance of the agelong instincts of his hunger-haunted class.
But the only son of their protectress had the management of her property; and, by carelessness and extravagance involved it to a large amount, and at last failed.
You see, in addi- tion to the dinner-materials, which called for a suffi- ciently round sum, I had bought a lot of extras for the future comfort of the family: for instance, a big lot of wheat, a delicacy as rare to the tables of their class as was ice-cream to a hermit's; also a sizeable deal dinner-table; also two entire pounds of salt, which was another piece of extravagance in those people's eyes; also crockery, stools, the clothes, a small cask of beer, and so on.
It was necessary, in order to maintain her standing in the community, to furnish a good "set out," yet the extravagance of the proceeding goaded her from the first moment she began to stir the marble cake to the moment when the feast appeared upon the table.
Vanity, extravagance, love of change, restlessness of temper, which must be doing something, good or bad; heedlessness as to the pleasure of his father and Mrs.
He imagined, and calmly could he imagine it, that her extravagance, and consequent distress, had obliged her to dispose of it for some immediate relief.
His hands were busy with his garments all this time; turning them inside out, putting them on upside down, tearing them, mislaying them, making them parties to every kind of extravagance.
I did every wild extravagance that could be done, and was a long way beyond the end of my wits when Miss Mills came into the room.
I dwelt particularly on the careless extravagance of the happy.