Definition of extravagance:
- A wandering beyond proper limits; an excursion or sally from the usual way, course, or limit.
- 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.
transport, diversity, prodigality, devotion, superfluity, inspiration, luxury, superfluousness, rapture, decadence, looseness, sumptuousness, passion, eagerness, embarrassment, zeal, intensity, highlife, epicurean, profligacy, excitement, ecstasy, variation, licentiousness, distinction, earnestness, profusion, a world of difference, surfeit, dissolution, waste, extravagantness, dissipation, careful, fanaticism, fervency, frenzy, improvidence, variety, excessive expenditure, divergence, high life, fervor, difference, save, waste, extravagancy, lavishness, sumptuosity, self-indulgence, squander, warmth, frill, fun-loving, contradiction, vehemence, for fun, weakness, rip-off, contrast, ardor, enthusiasm, collision, overindulge, plethora, exclusiveness, sybaritic.
- expensiveness (part of speech: noun)
- superfluity (part of speech: noun)
- wastefulness (part of speech: noun)
- gluttony (part of speech: noun)
- "The Chase of the Golden Plate", Jacques Futrelle.
- "The Bondboy", George W. (George Washington) Ogden.
Of a kindly and chivalrous nature and endowed with many good qualities, Maximilian was popular amongst his subjects, but obtained little esteem from his contemporaries, owing to a radical inconstancy and indecision of temper, and an extravagance which involved him in perpetual pecuniary embarrassments.- "The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria", Eleanor E. Tremayne.