from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality of being extravagant.
- n. Immoderate expense or display.
- n. Something extravagant. See Synonyms at luxury.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. excessive or superfluous expenditure of money
- n. prodigality as in extravagance of anger, love, expression, imagination, or demands.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wandering beyond proper limits; an excursion or sally from the usual way, course, or limit.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wandering beyond proper bounds; an excursion or a sally out of the usual way, course, or limit.
- n. An extravagant action, or such actions collectively; a going beyond proper limits in action, conduct, or feeling; the overdoing of something; specifically, lavish outlay or expenditure.
- n. The quality of being extravagant: excessiveness or unreasonableness in amount or degree; exorbitance: as, extravagance of expenditure, demands, conduct, passion, etc.
- n. Synonyms Wildness, irregularity, absurdity, excess, exorbitance, unreasonableness, profusion, waste, dissipation, bombast.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. excessive spending
- n. the trait of spending extravagantly
- n. the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth
From Medieval Latin extra + vagari ("to wander"). (Wiktionary)