Extravagance

  • 1 extravagance — [ ɛkstravagɑ̃s ] n. f. • fin XVe ; de extravagant 1 ♦ État d une personne qui n a pas le sens commun. ⇒ déraison, insanité, folie. ♢ Caractère de ce qui est extravagant. ⇒ absurdité, bizarrerie. « Que son aîné fût amoureux expliquait l… …

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  • 2 Extravagance — Ex*trav a*gance, n. [Cf. F. extravagance. See {Extravagant}, and cf. {Extravaganza}.] 1. A wandering beyond proper limits; an excursion or sally from the usual way, course, or limit. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being extravagant, wild, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 extravagance — Extravagance. s. f. v. Bizarrerie, folie. Il n y a pas moyen de le guerir de son extravagance. j ay pitié de son extravagance. il ne dit que des extravagances. sa conduite est pleine d extravagance …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 extravagance — 1640s, from Fr. extravagance, from L.L. extravagantem (see EXTRAVAGANT (Cf. extravagant)). Specifically of wasteful spending from 1727. Extravagancy is attested from c.1600 …

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  • 5 extravagance — index exaggeration, hyperbole, misapplication, overstatement, rodomontade, waste Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 extravagance — фр. [экстравага/нс], англ. [икстра/вигэнс] Extravaganz нем. [экстравага/нц] экстравагантность, причудливость …

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  • 7 extravagance — [n] indulgence; waste absurdity, amenity, dissipation, exaggeration, excess, exorbitance, expenditure, folly, frill, icing on the cake*, immoderation, improvidence, lavishness, luxury, outrageousness, overdoing, overindulgence, overspending,… …

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  • 8 extravagance — n. pl. extravagancies [ek strav′ə gəns, ikstrav′ə gəns] n. [Fr: see EXTRAVAGANT] 1. a going beyond reasonable or proper limits in conduct or speech; unreasonable excess 2. a spending of more than is reasonable or necessary; excessive expenditure; …

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  • 9 extravagance — (èk stra va gan s ) s. f. 1°   État de celui qui est extravagant. •   On fait quelquefois grâce à l impertinence en faveur de l extravagance, RETZ Mém. t. II, liv. III, p. 245, dans POUGENS. •   On dira que nos mystiques savent bien comme nous… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 10 extravagance — [[t]ɪkstræ̱vəgəns[/t]] extravagances 1) N UNCOUNT Extravagance is the spending of more money than is reasonable or than you can afford. ...gross mismanagement and financial extravagance... When the company went under, tales of his extravagance… …

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  • 11 EXTRAVAGANCE — s. f. Bizarrerie, folie. Il n y a pas moyen de le guérir de son extravagance. J ai pitié de son extravagance.   Il signifie aussi, Action extravagante, discours extravagant. Il a fait une grande extravagance. Il a dit mille extravagances. Il nous …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 12 extravagance — noun 1) a fit of extravagance Syn: profligacy, improvidence, wastefulness, prodigality, lavishness 2) the costliest brand is an extravagance Syn: luxury, indulgence, self indulgence, treat, extra, nonessential …

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  • 13 extravagance — noun Date: 1640 1. a. an instance of excess or prodigality; specifically an excessive outlay of money b. something extravagant < a new car is an extravagance we can t afford > 2. the quality or fact of being extravagant < the extravagance of the… …

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  • 14 EXTRAVAGANCE — n. f. Bizarrerie, incohérence, folie. Il n’y a pas moyen de le guérir de son extravagance. J’ai pitié de son extravagance. Il signifie aussi Action extravagante, discours extravagant. Il a fait mille extravagances. Il nous a débité bien des… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 15 extravagance — UK [ɪkˈstrævəɡəns] / US noun Word forms extravagance : singular extravagance plural extravagances 1) a) [uncountable] the practice of spending a lot of money, especially more than you should b) [countable] something that you spend a lot of money… …

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  • 16 extravagance — /ik strav euh geuhns/, n. 1. excessive or unnecessary expenditure or outlay of money. 2. an instance of this: That sports car is an inexcusable extravagance. 3. unrestrained or fantastic excess, as of actions or opinions. 4. an extravagant action …

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  • 17 extravagance — noun a) excessive or superfluous expenditure of money b) prodigality as in extravagance of anger, love, expression, imagination, or demands. Syn: lavishness, profusion …

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  • 18 extravagance — n. extravagance in * * * [ɪk strævəgəns] extravagancein …

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  • 19 extravagance — extravagant ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking restraint in spending money or using resources. 2) costing a great deal. 3) exceeding what is reasonable or appropriate: extravagant claims. DERIVATIVES extravagance noun extravagancy noun extravagantly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 20 extravagance — Synonyms and related words: abandon, absurdity, abundance, affluence, aggrandizement, amenity, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplification, amplitude, avalanche, ballyhoo, bedizenment, big talk, bigotry, blatancy, blowing up, bonanza,… …

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