Affluence vs Extravagance - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between affluence and extravagance
is that affluence
is (obsolete) an abundant flow or supply while extravagance
is excessive or superfluous expenditure of money.
(obsolete) An abundant flow or supply.
An abundance of wealth.
A moderate level of wealth.
- His affluence was surpassed by no man.
- The had achieved affluence , but aspired to true wealth.
* See also
* See also
Excessive or superfluous expenditure of money.
Prodigality as in extravagance of anger, love, expression, imagination, or demands.
:They spared nothing in obtaining extravagances for each other. Everything was lavish and wildly in excess. They were in love!
*:A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire. In fact, that arm-chair had been an extravagance of Mrs. Bunting. She had wanted her husband to be comfortable after the day's work was done, and she had paid thirty-seven shillings for the chair.