Extravagance vs Exuberance - What's the difference?

extravagance | exuberance |

As nouns the difference between extravagance and exuberance

is that extravagance is excessive or superfluous expenditure of money while exuberance is exuberance.




(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!
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  • *: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


    * frugality * economize * moderation




  • (uncountable) The quality of being exuberant; cheerful or vigorous enthusiasm; liveliness.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 9 , author=Mandeep Sanghera , title=Tottenham 1 - 2 Norwich , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Tottenham's desire for a win against a Norwich side playing with energy and exuberance made for an enthralling, end-to-end game.}}
  • An instance of exuberant behaviour.
  • Synonyms

    * ebullience