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extravagance

[ ik-strav-uh-guhns ]
/ ɪkˈstræv ə gəns /
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noun
excessive or unnecessary expenditure or outlay of money.
an instance of this: That sports car is an inexcusable extravagance.
unrestrained or fantastic excess, as of actions or opinions.
an extravagant action, notion, etc.: the extravagances one commits in moments of stress.
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Origin of extravagance

1635–45; <French, Middle French; see extravagant, -ance
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British Dictionary definitions for extravagance

extravagance
/ (ɪkˈstrævəɡəns) /

noun
excessive outlay of money; wasteful spending
immoderate or absurd speech or behaviour
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