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.
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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.
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Some verses of my own, Maximin and Almanzor, cry vengeance on me for their extravagance.
Dryden.
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The income of three dukes was enough to supply her extravagance.
Arbuthnot.

Syn. -- Wildness; irregularity; excess; prodigality; profusion; waste; lavishness; unreasonableness; recklessness.
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