- 1 1.1 u (lavishness, wastefulness) despilfarro (m), derroche (m) champagne! such extravagance! ¡champán! ¡qué lujo! 1.2 c (luxury) lujo (m) French perfume is my one extravagance el perfume francés es el único lujo que me permitoMore example sentences
- Until the very end he was famous for extravagances and spent millions on yachts, helicopters, planes and homes around the world, including an $11m apartment in New York whose furnishings are the source of his current tax problems.
- The schools barely have enough money for a fully equipped football team, and they certainly have no money for extravagances like bus yards.
- Lottery money has to be sought, not for luxuries or extravagances, but to maintain parks and public areas.
- 2 2.1 u (of gestures, dress) extravagancia (f); (of claim, story) lo insólito 2.2 c (excess) [literario/literary] exceso (m)More example sentences
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- Peter Stringer has occasionally been charged with a lack of extravagance behind the scrum, but his antennae are never down.
- In reckless extravagance he outdid the prodigals of all times in ingenuity… and set before his guests loaves and meats of gold, declaring that a man ought either to be frugal or be Caesar.
- While always treating James with deference, Cecil urged him to curtail his extravagance and also to restrain his partiality for Scots advisers and companions.
- But to get back to the question of a gay sensibility: cliche has us believe that amongst its ingredients are flamboyance, showiness, excess and extravagance.
- They seem to be giant physical manifestations of a kind of extravagance, or excessiveness, a breaking out of boundaries, form, and structure.
- The degree of excess and extravagance seemed over the top in even the most subdued tiki bar.
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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.