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 ?
One of the members for the affirmative offered several arguments of great strength and weight, alleging, "that as the YAHOOS were the most filthy, noisome, and deformed animals which nature ever produced, so they were the most restive and indocible, mischievous and malicious; they would privately suck the teats of the HOUYHNHNMS' cows, kill and devour their cats, trample down their oats and grass, if they were not continually watched, and commit a thousand other extravagancies.
The sincere friends of liberty, who give themselves up to the extravagancies of this passion, are not aware of the injury they do their own cause.
But though this circumstance perhaps made him miserable, it did not make him poor; for he confined her almost entirely at home, and rather chose to bear eternal upbraidings in his own house, than to injure his fortune by indulging her in the extravagancies she desired abroad.
He'll build; he'll commit extravagancies," continued Gigonnet; "Falleix will get his land.
He said that inflation had broken the backbone of people and those belonging to lower middle class could not think about extravagancies.
I'm sure everyone is familiar with the "tiny house" trend so popular right now--I don't think most people will take it to that extreme, but I foresee this generation being more focused on what they truly need in a home, and less on extravagancies.
They are, in his mind, inhuman cattle, not worth any consideration insofar as they provide him the means to his extravagancies.
Furthermore, any sensible family faced with a 'downturn',' immediately cuts out spending on holidays, eating out, plus other extravagancies.
98) "The King and Council, after an Examination of the whole Affair, did them [the Anabaptists] so much Justice, as to declare in the Gazette, that the whole Story was false and fictitious: But to such Extravagancies do Men sometimes proceed, who will support their Cause by other Methods than the Gospel prescribes.
Nothing but necessity can induce a man to travel to Spain; he must be an ideot [sic] if he makes the tour of this country from mere curiosity, unless he has a design to publish memoirs of the extravagancies of human nature.