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 ?
I am disappointed that I cannot report any extravagances in his opinions on the old masters.
Grief and fear are easily described: sighs, tears, groans, and a very few motions of the head and hands, make up the sum of its variety; but an excess of joy, a surprise of joy, has a thousand extravagances in it.
Gathering in Green River valley Visitings and feastings of leaders Rough wassailing among the trappers Wild blades of the mountains Indian belles Potency of bright beads and red blankets Arrival of supplies Revelry and extravagance Mad wolves The lost Indian
Their ardor alternated between a vague ideal and the common yearning of womanhood; so that the one was disapproved as extravagance, and the other condemned as a lapse.
He felt shy with her and in his heart he resented her great beauty: she dressed more magnificently than became the wife of a hardworking surgeon; and the charming furniture of her house, the flowers among which she lived even in winter, suggested an extravagance which he deplored.
Mynniscus used to call Callippides 'ape' on account of the extravagance of his action, and the same view was held of Pindarus.
Her neglect of her husband, her encouragement of other men, her extravagance and dissipation, were so gross and notorious that no one could be ignorant of them at the time, nor can now have forgotten them.
Previously to July, 1830, this estimable class of citizens had not dared to indulge their native tastes for extravagance and parade, the grave dignity and high breeding of a very ancient but impoverished nobility holding them in some restraint; and, then, THEIR fortunes were still uncertain; the funds were not firm, and even the honorable and worthy Jacques Lafitte, a man to ennoble any calling, was shaking in credit.
New York presents so many temptations for one to run into extravagance.
Having obtained this prize we were determined to manage it with eoconomy and not to spend it either with folly or Extravagance.
How often (for example) have I thundered with all my heart and soul against the wicked extravagance of dress among women--against their filthy false hair and their nauseous powders and paints
During the past year I had not managed my professional resources as carefully as usual; and my extravagance now limited me to the prospect of spending the autumn economically between my mother's cottage at Hampstead and my own chambers in town.