Extravagance

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Extravagance Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • excessive spending
  • the trait of spending extravagantly
  • the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth; "we were surprised by the extravagance of his description"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth; "we were surprised by the extravagance of his description" ,
  • the trait of spending extravagantly ,
  • excessive spending

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Extravagance Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Eccentricity or extravagance is a word used to describe unusual behaviour in a person. People who have habits which many people think are very strange may be called eccentric. Eccentric behaviour is not necessarily good or bad in itself.

Some clever people (geniuses) have behaviour which might be described as eccentric. It is not always clear whether behaviour is just eccentric or whether it is madness.

Famous people who were eccentric in their different ways include Albert Einstein, Nero, Alan Turing, Howard Hughes, Ludwig II of Bavaria and Lord Berners.



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Extravagance Sample Sentences in News


  • Mahjong faces endgame in China
    Mahjong has become the latest "extravagance" to be condemned in censorious official Chinese media, as pleasure-seeking Communist Party officials are urged to shun the game in the name of curbing corruption. Chinese people have been clacking mahjong tiles for more than a century, with some accounts even naming its inventor as the ancient sage Confucius. T Read more on this news related to 'Extravagance'
  • Archie Norman: Why hair-shirt management actually works
    For the most part, the days of corporate extravagance are gone. But often there still survives an ethos of internal elitism, supported by more subtle privileges of office. Read more on this news related to 'Extravagance'
  • China warns officials off mahjong
    BEIJING - Mahjong has become the latest "extravagance" to be condemned in the Chinese media, as pleasure-seeking Communist Party officials are urged to shun the game in the name of curbing corruption. Chinese people have been clacking mahjong tiles for more than a century, with some accounts even naming its inventor as the ancient sage Confucius. But of Read more on this news related to 'Extravagance'

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