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extravagance


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extravagance  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extravagance 
  n  1:  something  that  is  an  indulgence  rather  than  a  necessity 
  [syn:  {luxury}] 
  2:  the  trait  of  spending  extravagantly  [syn:  {prodigality},  {profligacy}] 
  3:  excessive  spending  [syn:  {prodigality},  {lavishness}] 




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