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extravagance

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈstrævəgəns/

Translation of extravagance in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (lavishness, wastefulness) despilfarro (masculine), derroche (masculine) champagne! such extravagance! ¡champán! ¡qué lujo! 1.2 countable/numerable (luxury) lujo (masculine) French perfume is my one extravagance el perfume francés es el único lujo que me permito
    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 uncountable/no numerable (of gestures, dress) extravagancia (feminine); (of claim, story) lo insólito 2.2 countable/numerable (excess) [literary/literario] exceso (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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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