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extravagance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of extravagance

  1. 1 the quality or fact of being free or wasteful in the expenditure of money <Hollywood stars are famous for the extravagance of their parties> Synonyms extravagancy, lavishness, prodigality, profusion, wastefulness Related Words conspicuous consumption, splurge; bountifulness, generosity, liberality; improvidence, squandering; indulgence, overindulgence, self-indulgence; excess, immoderacy, overkill Near Antonyms austerity, moderation, restraint, temperance Antonyms economy, frugality, penny-pinching

  2. 2 an instance of spending money or resources without care or restraint <the purchase of a fur coat was simply the latest of his wife's extravagances> Synonyms waste, prodigalityRelated Words indulgence, luxury, splurge; loss, wastage; dissipation, profligacy, profusion, squandering, wastefulness; overindulgence, self-indulgence; excess, immoderacy, overkillNear Antonyms necessity; belt-tightening, conservation, economizing, economy, frugality, parsimony, penny-pinching, saving, scrimping, skimping, thrift; austerity, moderation, restraint, temperance, temperateness





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