Definition of 'extravagance'
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But for all her thrifty protests, it seems the odd extravagance does slip through the net. The Sun (2016)He earns royalties from the commercials, but his biggest extravagance so far is to buy a saxophone. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They are appalled by daily examples of bureaucratic waste and extravagance and the criminal abuse of their hard-earned taxes. The Sun (2012)This is no doubt because of their wild extravagance in spring, when they force themselves into our attention. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It seems no extravagance is too great for the music world's biggest power couple when it comes to holidays. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Using an official dealer may seem an extravagance, but the diagnosis will be quicker and cheaper in the long run. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Wine is my biggest extravagance. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What was your biggest extravagance? Times, Sunday Times (2014)My biggest extravagance is plants. The Sun (2016)This might seem like an extravagance when you are setting up your business, but without your tools there is no business. The Sun (2008)Eating out with friends may seem like an extravagance in this summer of cuts, but it is also a great escape. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He owned with contrition that his irregularities and his extravagance had already wasted a large part of his mother's little fortune. Vanity Fair (1837)I'm simply uncomfortable with unnecessary extravagance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We're saving for bunk beds, which will be our biggest extravagance of the year. The Sun (2010)Her biggest extravagance is clothes, which she buys largely second-hand. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Granted, footballers do have the luxury of changing their cars more often than most, but that is probably their biggest extravagance. Times, Sunday Times (2006)RB: So what is your biggest extravagance? The Sun (2013)I also think we'll see more restaurants offering obvious value, perhaps less absurd extravagance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'extravagance'
British English: extravagance NOUN
Extravagance is the spending of more money than is reasonable or than you can afford.
...gross mismanagement and financial extravagance.
Definition of extravagance from the Collins English Dictionary
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