extravagance extravagance  /ɪk ˈstræ və ɡəns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth
  2. (n) the trait of spending extravagantly
  3. (n) excessive spending

Usage(s):

  1. A clean environment was considered an unaffordable, Western extravagance.
  2. Unless you live in its birthplace, Peking duck tends to be a minor extravagancea dish just for celebrations and nights out.
  3. Still less often is it a morality play, in which the forces of corruption and redemption, of extravagance and modesty collide in perfect symmetry.

News

  1. Foolish spending

    So Rep. Darrell Issa's House Oversight Committee now informs us that the Internal Revenue Service is profligately spending taxpayers' money by failing to negotiate prices on room rates for conferences and spending for foolish extravagances like video spoofs.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star

  2. How to: Bottega Veneta’s cinematic soft curls

    Posted in Fashion / Fashion blog / Hair & hairstyles / Hairstyles Extravagance and luxury are two words that best describe Bottega Veneta’s fall / winter 2013 collection. To go with the collection a hairstyle that was real and irresistible was needed, and the responsibility of creating such a hairstyle fell into the very creative and able hands of Guido Palau, creative director of Redken ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

Quotes

  1. "Life during this time represented a turbulent mix of incredible extremes, not to mention the impossible extravagance of the Romanov court," Wang said in her notes.
    on Feb 8, 2007 By: Vera Wang Source: Forbes

  2. "I know it is extravagant to think of soccer play without the public, but I think it is a worse extravagance to have someone die for something like that," Amato said.
    on Feb 5, 2007 By: Giuliano Amato Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "They share the femininity and romanticism but also the modernity and extravagance ...... Christian Dior was not classical at all in the 1950s. He was revolutionary. Today he looks classical. It is like Picasso," said Arnault.
    on Jul 2, 2007 By: Bernard Arnault Source: Reuters

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