Extravagance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈstrævəɡəns|  American pronunciation of the word extravagance
Brit.  |ɪkˈstravəɡ(ə)ns|  British pronunciation of the word extravagance

noun

- the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth(syn: extravagancy)

we were surprised by the extravagance of his description

- the trait of spending extravagantly (syn: prodigality, profligacy)
- excessive spending (syn: highlife, lavishness, prodigality)

Examples

The reorganization of the department was aimed at reducing extravagance.

That coat is an extravagance that you can't afford.

Going to the play will be our one extravagance for this vacation.

I was shocked by the extravagance of their lifestyle.

The church is known for the extravagance of its architecture.

Many maps are full of extravagances.

She was shocked by my extravagance.

we were surprised by the extravagance of his description

His only extravagance (=the only expensive thing he bought) was fine wine.

The artificiality and extravagance of the costumes of these times.

committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance

the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes

Word forms

noun
singular: extravagance
plural: extravagances
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