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Meaning of “extravagance” in the English Dictionary

"extravagance" in British English

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extravagancenoun

uk   us   /ɪkˈstræv.ə.ɡəns/
[U] behaviour in which you ​spend more ​money than you need to: I ​think she was ​shocked by my extravagance. [C] something ​expensive that you ​buyeven though you do not need it: Perfume is my ​greatest extravagance.
(Definition of extravagance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"extravagance" in American English

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extravagancenoun [C/U]

 us   /ɪkˈstræv·ə·ɡəns/
the ​practice of ​spending more ​money than is ​necessary or ​reasonable, or something that is ​expensive and not ​necessary: [C] In those ​days, a second ​carseemed like a ​needless extravagance.
(Definition of extravagance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “extravagance”
in Arabic إسراف, بَذَخ…
in Korean 낭비…
in Portuguese extravagância…
in Catalan malbaratament…
in Japanese ぜいたく, 浪費…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奢侈,铺张, 奢侈品,奢华物…
in Chinese (Traditional) 奢侈,鋪張, 奢侈品,奢華物…
in Italian stravaganza…
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