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Synonyms for extravagance
ɪkˈstræv ə gənsex·trav·a·gance

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  1. extravagancenoun

    frugality, moderation, economize

  2. extravagancenoun

    economize, frugality, moderation

  3. extravagancenoun

    economize, moderation, frugality

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. extravagance

    The old meaning of enthusiasm implies a pseudo-inspiration, an almost frantic extravagance in behalf of something supposed to be an expression of the divine will. This sense remains as the controlling one in the kindred noun enthusiast. Enthusiasm has now chiefly the meaning of an earnest and commendable devotion, an intense and eager interest. Against the hindrances of the world, nothing great and good can be carried without a certain fervor, intensity, and vehemence; these joined with faith, courage, and hopefulness make enthusiasm. Zeal is burning earnestness, always tending to vigorous action with all the devotion of enthusiasm, tho often without its hopefulness. Compare EAGER.

    ardor, devotion, eagerness, earnestness, ecstasy, enthusiasm, excitement, fanaticism, fervency, fervor, frenzy, inspiration, intensity, passion, rapture, transport, vehemence, warmth, zeal

    calculation, calmness, caution, coldness, deadness, dulness, indifference, lukewarmness, policy, prudence, timidity, wariness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. extravagance

    waste, wastefulness, prodigality, profusion


Princeton's WordNet

  1. extravagance, extravagancynoun

    the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth

    "we were surprised by the extravagance of his description"

    highlife, profligacy, prodigality, extravagancy, high life, lavishness

  2. extravagance, prodigality, profligacynoun

    the trait of spending extravagantly

    lavishness, licentiousness, highlife, dissolution, profligacy, high life, extravagancy, looseness, dissipation, prodigality

  3. extravagance, prodigality, lavishness, highlife, high lifenoun

    excessive spending

    lavishness, sumptuosity, highlife, sumptuousness, profligacy, luxury, high life, extravagancy, prodigality

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. extravagancenoun

    excess, exorbitance, enormity, unreasonableness, preposterousness

  2. extravagancenoun

    irregularity, wildness, folly, absurdity

  3. extravagancenoun

    prodigality, profusion, waste

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. extravagancenoun

    improvidence, prodigality, waste, preposterousness, enormity, exorbitance, immoderation

    economy, thrift, frugality

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How to use extravagance in a sentence?

  1. David Pratt:

    Jargon allows us to camouflage intellectual poverty with verbal extravagance.

  2. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne:

    The finest lives, in my opinion, are those who rank in the common model, and with the human race, but without miracle, without extravagance.

  3. Jennie Jerome Churchill:

    We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.

  4. Demosthenes:

    Great and unexpected successes are often the cause of foolish rushing into acts of extravagance.

  5. Plutarch:

    Poverty is not dishonourable in itself, but only when it arises from idleness, intemperance, extravagance, and folly.

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