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. --Dryden.
The income of three dukes was enough to supply her extravagance. --Arbuthnot.
Syn: -- Wildness; irregularity; excess; prodigality; profusion; waste; lavishness; unreasonableness; recklessness.
n 1: the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum
or probability or truth; "we were surprised by the
extravagance of his description" [syn: extravagancy]
2: the trait of spending extravagantly [syn: prodigality, profligacy]
3: excessive spending [syn: prodigality, lavishness, highlife,