Extravagance  

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Extravagance is unrestrained excess. Extravagant behaviour includes the frequent purchase of luxury goods, and was once considered one of the seven deadly sins (frequently known, in Latin, as luxuria); as a result of semantic change in the Romance languages, lust later replaced it in the list.

However, when the adjectival form - extravagant - is used to refer to a person, it is usually considered to be a description of eccentric behaviour, rather than a moral criticism.

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from medieval Latin: extra + vagari (to wander).

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