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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 car seemed like a needless extravagance.
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extravagancenoun

uk   /ɪkˈstræv.ə.ɡəns/ 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 buy even though you do not need it: Perfume is my greatest extravagance.
(Definition of extravagance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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