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Definition of Extravagance

Extravagance

  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.

Extravagance Quotations

It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
Virginia Woolf

Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft.
Pericles

My extravagance is my garden - it's the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure.
Ina Garten

I prefer clothes that are simple, well-cut, but with one major extravagance. Something with the sleeves, with the skirt, but nothing too fussy, too flashy.
Carolina Herrera

My parents survived the Great Depression and brought me up to live within my means, save some for tomorrow, share and don't be greedy, work hard for the necessities in life knowing that money does not make you better or more important than anyone else. So, extravagance has been bred out of my DNA.
David Suzuki
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Extravagance Translations

extravagance in Latin is luxuria
extravagance in Spanish is extravagancia
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