from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Marie Antoinette 1755-1793. Queen of France (1774-1793) as the wife of Louis XVI. Unpopular because of her extravagance and insensitivity toward the masses, she was tried by the Revolutionary Tribunal and executed.
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- n. Someone with an extravagant and luxurious lifestyle, often at the expense of those who lack food, clothes, or shelter.
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- n. queen of France (as wife of Louis XVI) who was unpopular; her extravagance and opposition to reform contributed to the overthrow of the monarchy; she was guillotined along with her husband (1755-1793)
From Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), French queen. (Wiktionary)
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