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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.