Definitions of extravagance

  1. something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. excessive spending Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the trait of spending extravagantly Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth; "we were surprised by the extravagance of his description" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. A wandering beyond proper limits; an excursion or sally from the usual way, course, or limit. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Excess in anything, especially in spending money; waste. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Irregularity; excess: lavish expenditure. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Lavish expenditure; prodigality; irregularity; wildness. extravagancy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Irregularity; excess; excess in the expenditure of money or one's means. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Excess in anything; a going beyond the limits of strict truth or probability. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Being extravagant; absurd statement or action. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. n. The act of wandering beyond proper limits; irregularity; wildness excess of passion or appetite;—lavish expenditure of means or substance; vain or superfluous expense; exuberance in thought or diction; prodigality; profusion; waste; dissipation. Cabinet Dictionary
  14. Excursion or sally beyond prescribed limits; irregularity, wildness; waste, vain and superfluous expense. Complete Dictionary