Extravagance vs Vanity - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between extravagance and vanity
is that extravagance
is excessive or superfluous expenditure of money while vanity
is that which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit.
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.
That which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit.
Excessive pride in or admiration of one's own abilities, appearance or achievements.
A dressing table used to apply makeup, preen, and coif hair. The table is normally quite low and similar to a desk, with drawers and one or more mirrors atop. Either a chair or bench is used to sit upon.
(obsolete) Any idea, theory or statement that is without foundation.
* It is a vanity to say that if two stones are dropped from a tower, the heavier will experience the greater acceleration.
* Francis Bacon
- To help the matter, the alchemists call in many vanities out of astrology.
* See also
* vanity case