Exaggeration vs Extravagance - What's the difference?

exaggeration | extravagance |


As nouns the difference between exaggeration and extravagance

is that exaggeration is the act of heaping or piling up while extravagance is excessive or superfluous expenditure of money.

exaggeration

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of heaping or piling up.
  • The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth, reason, or justice; a hyperbolical representation; hyperbole; overstatement.
  • A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.
  • Synonyms

    * overstatement * hyperbole

    extravagance

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * lavishness * profusion * wildness * irregularity * excess * prodigality * profusion * waste * unreasonableness * recklessness

    Antonyms

    * frugality * economize * moderation