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Definition of Extravagance

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profligacy, lavishness, excess, immoderation
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luxuria
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A wandering beyond proper limits; an excursion or sally from the usual way, course, or limit.
  
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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.
2. 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. some verses of my own, maximin and almanzor, cry vengeance on me for their extravagance. the income of three dukes was enough to supply her extravagance.

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Undue expenditure of money.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Difrodaeth = n. extravagance
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth; "we were surprised by the extravagance of his description"
(synonym) extravagancy
(hypernym) excess, excessiveness, inordinateness
2. the trait of spending extravagantly
(synonym) prodigality, profligacy
(hypernym) improvidence, shortsightedness
3. excessive spending
(synonym) prodigality, lavishness, highlife, high life
(hypernym) waste, wastefulness, dissipation
Extravagance Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Tryphé (Greek: ) -- variously glossed as "softness", "voluptuousness", "magnificence" and "extravagance", none fully adequate—is a concept that drew attention (and severe criticism) in Roman antiquity when it became a significant factor in the reign of the Ptolemaic dynasty. Classical authors such as Aeschines and Plutarch condemned the tryphé of Romans such as Crassus and Lucullus, which included lavish dinner parties and ostentatious buildings. But there was more to Ptolemaic tryphé than dissipative excess, which after all can be pursued in residential or geographical seclusion, and for purely private purposes. It was a component of a calculated political strategy, in that it deployed not just conspicuous consumption but also conspicuous magnificence, beneficence and feminine delicacy, as a self-reinforcing cluster of signal propaganda concepts in the Ptolemaic dynasty.

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