Definitions for: Extravagance

[n] excessive spending
[n] the trait of spending extravagantly
[n] something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity

Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*trav"a*gance, n. [Cf. F. extravagance. See
Extravagant, and cf. Extravaganza.]
1. A wandering beyond proper limits; an excursion or sally
from the usual way, course, or limit.

2. The state of being extravagant, wild, or prodigal beyond
bounds of propriety or duty; want of moderation; excess;
especially, undue expenditure of money; vaid and
superfluous expense; prodigality; as, extravagance of
anger, love, expression, imagination, demands.

Some verses of my own, Maximin and Almanzor, cry
vengeance on me for their extravagance. --Dryden.

The income of three dukes was enough to supply her
extravagance. --Arbuthnot.

Syn: Wildness; irregularity; excess; prodigality; profusion;
waste; lavishness; unreasonableness; recklessness.

Synonyms: high life, highlife, lavishness, luxury, prodigality, prodigality, profligacy

See Also: dissipation, improvidence, indulgence, self-indulgence, shortsightedness, waste, wastefulness

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