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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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The extravagancy of public money would not be tolerated at any costs, he added.
Extravagancy and following wishes and desires results in the unabated loss of natural resources including forests, which creates several hazards for wild life as well as human being.
According to those authors, a firm with limited tangible fixed assets has less collateralised debts and more difficulty in monitoring the extravagancy of its employees because of asymmetric information.
Amid public criticism for its extravagancy, reports in the media have also linked the presidential office with corruption.
Excess of it is extravagancy and inadequacy of it is meanness.