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Noun: extravagance  ik'stra-vu-gun(t)s or ek'stra-vu-gun(t)s
  1. The quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum, probability or truth
    "we were surprised by the extravagance of his description";
    - extravagancy
  2. The trait of spending extravagantly
    - prodigality, profligacy
  3. Excessive spending
    - prodigality, lavishness, highlife, high life

Derived forms: extravagances

Type of: dissipation, excess, excessiveness, improvidence, inordinateness, shortsightedness, waste, wastefulness

Encyclopedia: Extravagance