Extravagance

Definition of Extravagance

Ex`trav´a`gance
n.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.
Some verses of my own, Maximin and Almanzor, cry vengeance on me for their extravagance.
- Dryden.
The income of three dukes was enough to supply her extravagance.
- Arbuthnot.

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