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Noun extravagance has 3 senses


extravagancen. [Cf. F. extravagance. See Extravagant, and cf. Extravaganza.].
  •  A wandering beyond proper limits; an excursion or sally from the usual way, course, or limit.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Some verses of my own, Maximin and Almanzor, cry vengeance on me for their extravagance."  [1913 Webster]
    "The income of three dukes was enough to supply her extravagance."
Syn. -- Wildness; irregularity; excess; prodigality; profusion; waste; lavishness; unreasonableness; recklessness.


extravagance, n.
1 excessive spending or use of resources; being extravagant.
2 an instance or item of this.

extravagancy n. (pl. -ies).



abandon, absurdity, abundance, affluence, aggrandizement, amenity, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplification, amplitude, avalanche, ballyhoo, bedizenment, big talk, bigotry, blatancy, blowing up, bonanza, boundlessness, bountifulness, bountiousness, brazenness, bumper crop, burlesque, capriciousness, caricature, carpe diem, cloud of words, colorfulness, copiousness, crapulence, crapulency, crapulousness, crudeness, dash, dazzle, dazzlingness, deluge, diffuseness, diffusion, diffusiveness, dilatation, dilation, dissipation, drunkenness, duplication, duplication of effort, effusion, effusiveness, egregiousness, embarras de richesses, embellishment, enhancement, enlargement, enormousness, enough, exaggerating, exaggeration, excess, excessiveness, exorbitance, exorbitancy, expansion, expletive, extortionateness, extravagancy, extravaganza, extravagation, extreme, extremeness, extremes, extremism, extremity, exuberance, fabulousness, fanaticalness, fanaticism, fantasy, fat, featherbedding, fecundity, fertility, filling, flagrancy, flamboyance, flashiness, flightiness, flood, flow, fluency, foison, formlessness, frill, frills, frippery, full measure, fullness, gaiety, garishness, gaudery, gaudiness, generosity, generousness, giantism, gigantism, gingerbread, glare, glitter, gluttony, gorgeousness, grandiloquence, great abundance, great plenty, gush, gushing, heightening, huckstering, hyperbole, hyperbolism, hypertrophy, immoderacy, immoderateness, immoderation, improvidence, incontinence, indiscipline, indulgence, inflation, inordinacy, inordinance, inordinateness, intemperance, intemperateness, inundation, irrationality, jauntiness, jazziness, landslide, lavishness, leaking purse, liberality, liberalness, logorrhea, loose purse strings, lots, loudness, luridness, luxuriance, luxury, macrology, magnification, maximum, meretriciousness, money to burn, monstrousness, more than enough, much, myriad, myriads, needlessness, nimiety, numerousness, obtrusiveness, opulence, opulency, ornamentation, outpour, outpouring, outrageousness, overabundance, overaccumulation, overadornment, overbounteousness, overcopiousness, overdevelopment, overdoing, overdose, overemphasis, overenthusiasm, overestimation, overflow, overgenerosity, overgenerousness, overgreatness, overgrowth, overindulgence, overkill, overlap, overlargeness, overlavishness, overliberality, overluxuriance, overmeasure, overmuch, overmuchness, overnumerousness, overplentifulness, overplenty, overpopulation, overprofusion, overreaction, overreligiousness, overstatement, oversufficiency, oversupply, overzealousness, padding, palilogy, panache, payroll padding, perfervidness, plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plenty, pleonasm, plethora, pound-foolishness, preposterousness, prevalence, prodigality, productiveness, productivity, profligacy, profuseness, profusion, prolificacy, prolificity, prolixity, puffery, puffing up, quantities, rabidness, radicalism, rampancy, rankness, reckless expenditure, reckless spending, recklessness, redundance, redundancy, reiteration, reiterativeness, repetition for effect, repetitiveness, repleteness, repletion, rich harvest, rich vein, richness, riot, riotousness, scads, self-indulgence, sensationalism, shamelessness, shower, showiness, spate, sportiness, squander, squandering, squandermania, stream, stretching, substantiality, substantialness, superabundance, superfluity, superfluousness, superflux, superlative, swinishness, talkativeness, tall talk, tautology, tawdriness, teemingness, tirade, too much, too-muchness, touting, travesty, ultrazealousness, unconscionableness, unconstraint, uncontrol, undueness, unnecessariness, unreasonableness, unrestrainedness, unrestraint, verbosity, vulgarness, waste, wastefulness, wealth, whim, zealotism, zealotry




N redundancy, redundance, too much, too many, superabundance, superfluity, superfluence, saturation, nimiety, transcendency, exuberance, profuseness, profusion, repletion, enough in all conscience, satis superque, lion's share, more than enough, plethora, engorgement, congestion, load, surfeit, sickener, turgescence, overdose, overmeasure, oversupply, overflow, inundation, avalanche, accumulation, heap, drug, drug in the market, glut, crowd, burden, excess, surplus, overplus, epact, margin, remainder, duplicate, surplusage, expletive, work of supererogation, bonus, bonanza, luxury, intemperance, extravagance, exorbitance, lavishment, pleonasm, too many irons in the fire, embarras de richesses, redundant, too much, too many, exuberant, inordinate, superabundant, excessive, overmuch, replete, profuse, lavish, prodigal, exorbitant, overweening, extravagant, overcharged, supersaturated, drenched, overflowing, running over, running to waste, running down, crammed to overflowing, filled to overflowing, gorged, ready to burst, dropsical, turgid, plethoric, obese, superfluous, unnecessary, needless, supervacaneous, uncalled for, to spare, in excess, over and above, de trop, adscititious, supernumerary, on one's hands, spare, duplicate, supererogatory, expletive, un peu fort, over, too, over and above, overmuch, too much, too far, without measure, beyond measure, out of measure, with a to spare, over head and ears, up to one's eyes, up to one's ears, extra, beyond the mark, acervatim, it never rains but it pours, fortuna multis dat nimium nulli satis, Degree of Subservience.


N dearness, high price, famine price, fancy price, overcharge, extravagance, exorbitance, extortion, heavy pull upon the purse, dear, high, high priced, of great price, expensive, costly, precious, worth a Jew's eye, dear bought, at a premium, not to be had, not to be had for love or money, beyond price, above price, priceless, of priceless value, unreasonable, extravagant, exorbitant, extortionate, overpriced, more than it's woth, dear, dearly, at great cost, heavy cost, a grands frais, prices looking up, le jeu ne vaut pas la chandelle, le cout en ote le gout, vel prece vel pretio, too high a price to pay, not worth it.


N prodigality, prodigence, unthriftiness, waste, profusion, profuseness, extravagance, squandering, malversation, prodigal, spendthrift, waste thrift, losel, squanderer, locust, high roller, prodigal, profuse, thriftless, unthrifty, improvident, wasteful, losel, extravagant, lavish, dissipated, overliberal, full-handed, penny wise and pound foolish, with an unsparing hand, money burning a hole in one's pocket, amor nummi, facile largiri de alieno, wie gewonnen so zerronnen, les fous font les festins et les sages les mangent, spendthrift alike of money and of wit, squandering wealth was his peculiar art.


N ridiculousness, comicality, oddity, extravagance, drollery, farce, comedy, burlesque, buffoonery, frippery, doggerel verses, absurdity, bombast, anticlimax, bathos, eccentricity, monstrosity, laughingstock, ridiculous, ludicrous, comical, droll, funny, laughable, pour rire, grotesque, farcical, odd, whimsical, whimsical as a dancing bear, fanciful, fantastic, queer, rum, quizzical, quaint, bizarre, screaming, eccentric, strange, outlandish, out of the way, baroque, weird, awkward, extravagant, outre, monstrous, preposterous, bombastic, inflated, stilted, burlesque, mock heroic, drollish, seriocomic, tragicomic, gimcrack, contemptible, doggerel, ironical, risible, risum teneatis amici, rideret Heraclitus, du sublime au ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas.


N absurdity, absurdness, imbecility alogy, nonsense, utter nonsense, paradox, inconsistency, stultiloquy, stultiloquence, nugacity, blunder, muddle, bull, Irishism, Hibernicism, slipslop, anticlimax, bathos, sophism, farce, galimathias, amphigouri, rhapsody, farrago, betise, extravagance, romance, sciamachy, sell, pun, verbal quibble, macaronic, jargon, fustian, twaddle, gibberish, exaggeration, moonshine, stuff, mare's nest, quibble, self- delusion, vagary, tomfoolery, poppycock, mummery, monkey trick, boutade, escapade, absurd, nonsensical, preposterous, egregious, senseless, inconsistent, ridiculous, extravagant, quibbling, self-annulling, self- contradictory, macaronic, punning, foolish sophistical, unmeaning, without rhyme or reason, fantastic, Int, fiddlededee!, pish!, pho!, in the name of the Prophet--figs!, credat Judaeus Apella, tell it to the marines.


N imbecility folly, want of intelligence &c, want of intellect, shadowness, silliness, foolishness, imbecility, incapacity, vacancy of mind, poverty of intellect, weakness of intellect, clouded perception, poor head, apartments to let, stupidity, stolidity, hebetude, dull understanding, meanest capacity, shortsightedness, incompetence, one's weak side, not one's strong point, bias, infatuation, simplicity, puerility, babyhood, dotage, anility, second childishness, fatuity, idiocy, idiotism, driveling, folly, frivolity, irrationality, trifling, ineptitude, nugacity, inconsistency, lip wisdom, conceit, sophistry, giddiness, eccentricity, extravagance, rashness, act of folly, unintelligent, unintellectual, unreasoning, mindless, witless, reasoningless, brainless, halfbaked, having no head, not bright, inapprehensible, weak headed, addle headed, puzzle headed, blunder headed, muddle headed, muddy headed, pig headed, beetle headed, buffle headed, chuckle headed, mutton headed, maggoty headed, grossheaded, beef headed, fat witted, fat-headed, weak-minded, feeble-minded, dull minded, shallow minded, lack- brained, rattle-brained, rattle headed, half witted, lean witted, short witted, dull witted, blunt-witted, shallow-pated, clod-pated, addle- pated, addle-brained, dim-sighted, short-sighted, thick-skulled, weak in the upper story, shallow, borne, weak, wanting, soft, sappy, spoony, dull, dull as a beetle, stupid, heavy, insulse, obtuse, blunt, stolid, doltish, asinine, inapt, prosaic, hebetudinous, childish, child-like, infantine, infantile, babyish, babish, puerile, anile, simple, old-womanish, fatuous, idiotic, imbecile, driveling, blatant, babbling, vacant, sottish, bewildered, blockish, unteachable Boeotian, Boeotic, bovine, ungifted, undiscerning, unenlightened, unwise, unphilosophical, apish, simious, foolish, silly, senseless, irrational, insensate, nonsensical, inept, maudlin, narrow-minded, bigoted, giddy, rash, eccentric, foolish, unwise, injudicious, improper, unreasonable, without reason, ridiculous, absurd, idiotic, silly, stupid, asinine, ill-imagined, ill-advised, ill-judged, ill-devised, mal entendu, inconsistent, irrational, unphilosophical, extravagant, sleeveless, idle, pointless, useless, inexpedient, frivolous, Davus sum non, a fool's bolt is soon shot clitellae bovi sunt im, fools rush in where angels fear to tread, il n' a ni bouche ni eperon, the bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, to varnish nonsense with the charms of sound.


N exaggeration, expansion, hyperbole, stretch, strain, coloring, high coloring, caricature, caricatura, extravagance, Baron Munchausen, men in buckram, yarn, fringe, embroidery, traveler's tale, fish story, gooseberry, storm in a teacup, much ado about nothing, puff, puffery, rant, figure of speech, facon de parler, stretch of fancy, stretch of the imagination, flight of fancy, false coloring, aggravation, exaggerated, overwrought, bombastic, hyperbolical, on stilts, fabulous, extravagant, preposterous, egregious, outre, highflying, hyperbolically, excitabat enim fluctus in simpulo.

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