from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Extravagance.
  • n. Something extravagant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The characteristic of being extravagant.
  • n. A thing that is extravagant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Extravagance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Extravagance; a wandering; especially, a wandering out of or beyond the usual or proper course; a wild or licentious departure from custom or propriety; a vagary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth


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  • What you show is complete extravagancy and uncessary use of valuable materials.

    Zero Energy Houses Creating a New Design Vernacular:

  • But design styles do tend to filter down from those rich enough for an “complete extravagancy and uncessary use of valuable materials” – because they hire architects who follow eachothers work.

    Zero Energy Houses Creating a New Design Vernacular:

  • In a good poem, whether it be epic or dramatic, as also in sonnets, epigrams, and other pieces, both judgement and fancy are required: but the fancy must be more eminent; because they please for the extravagancy, but ought not to displease by indiscretion.


  • Though human infirmity may betray thy heedless days into the popular ways of extravagancy, yet, let not thine own depravity or the torrent of vicious times carry thee into desperate enormities in opinions, manners, or actions.

    Letter to a Friend

  • Only we must be sure that it be a divine revelation, and that we understand it right: else we shall expose ourselves to all the extravagancy of enthusiasm, and all the error of wrong principles, if we have faith and assurance in what is not divine revelation.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • The Japanese history of “Tanzar and Neadarne,” by the same author, is an amiable extravagancy, interspersed with the most just reflections.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • What extravagancy is not man capable of entertaining, when once his shackled reason is led in triumph by fancy and prejudice!

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • If the boundaries be not set between faith and reason, no enthusiasm or extravagancy in religion can be contradicted.

    God, Aids & Circumcision

  • No, sooth, sir: my determinate voyage is mere extravagancy.

    Twelfth Night; or, What You Will

  • Emmanuel was in Mansoul; wherefore they, looking upon what the captains did to be, as they called it, a fruit of the extravagancy of their wild and foolish fancies, rather despised them than feared them.

    The Holy War


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