(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Extravagance]
Syn. wastefulness, dissipation, squandering; see waste 1 .
2. [Plenty]
Syn. profuseness, plenitude, abundance; see excess 1 , plenty .
3. [Generosity]
Syn. largess, munificence, openhandedness; see generosity 1 .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Excessive or imprudent expenditure: extravagance, extravagancy, prodigality, profligacy, profuseness, profusion, squander, waste, wastefulness. See CAREFUL, SAVE. 2. The quality or state of being generous: big-heartedness, bounteousness, bountifulness, freehandedness, generosity, generousness, great-heartedness, large-heartedness, liberality, magnanimity, magnanimousness, munificence, openhandedness unselfishness, unsparingness. See GIVE.

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