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n. pl. ex·trav·a·gan·cies
1. Extravagance.
2. Something extravagant.


(ɪkˈstræv ə gəns)

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.extravagancy - 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


1. A condition of going or being beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate:
3. Something costly and unnecessary:
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