In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(lavishness, wastefulness)despilfarro masculinederroche masculinechampagne! such extravagance! — ¡champán! ¡qué lujo!
- Peter Stringer has occasionally been charged with a lack of extravagance behind the scrum, but his antennae are never down.
- The probe found vast waste, extravagance, and hoarding.
- We are going to end the culture of extravagance and waste, because New Zealanders have had enough.
- The degree of excess and extravagance seemed over the top in even the most subdued tiki bar.
- They seem to be giant physical manifestations of a kind of extravagance, or excessiveness, a breaking out of boundaries, form, and structure.
- I got bored with extravagance, the time wasting and delaying, the speeches that were so horrendously long… it was enough to make any real person want to sleep for an eternity.
- Curtis sits in the director's chair for the first time and seems willing to commit to film his whole romantic scrapbook with sporting extravagance.
- Even so, it has left me with a sense of unease about waste, especially in this industry where extravagance is so normal.
- People surround their houses with frilly plants and especially with lawns - an astonishingly costly national extravagance.
- During his lifetime, Fitzgerald's reputation for extravagance and dissipation affected assessments of his writings.
- They range from lovely, understated elegance and simplicity to wild extravagance.
- In reckless extravagance he outdid the prodigals of all times in ingenuity… and set before his guests loaves and meats of gold, declaring that a man ought either to be frugal or be Caesar.
- The same could be said of my bedroom, which lacks the extravagance I would expect at these prices.
- The lack of eastern extravagance promises good things.
- This is the harvest one reaps when one sows in extravagance and dissipation.
- The big unknown for hotels and restaurants that had factored corporate extravagance into their plans is how much spending will be reined in.
- ‘The problems of formalism, bureaucracy, dishonesty, extravagance and waste are relatively severe,’ he told the legislature session.
- While always treating James with deference, Cecil urged him to curtail his extravagance and also to restrain his partiality for Scots advisers and companions.
- For all its richness and extravagance, the hospital hotel lacked warmth.
- When you shear it of all its pomp and extravagance, when you whittle it down to the very basics of musical comedy plotting, Half a Sixpence should work like a lucky charm.
- I think extravagance is wasted on ourselves and should always be directed at other people.
- But the appearance of financial cronyism, allied to the vexed issue of government extravagance on failing computer systems, does not sit well with the chancellor's austere image.
- It is not just a case of eliminating extravagance and waste, we have got to manage the budget and be even more efficient.
- They rely upon a language of ‘verbal extravagance and outrageousness’.
- It was a classic left-wing promise, because we have seen more extravagance and more waste under this Government than I have ever seen in my lifetime.
- But to get back to the question of a gay sensibility: cliche has us believe that amongst its ingredients are flamboyance, showiness, excess and extravagance.
- And extravagance and waste prevailing on campus has seldom, if at all, been addressed as a pressing issue.
- He is, to this day, associated with extravagance and regal lavishness.
- Easter (in March or April) is the most important religious holiday and is highly revered by the Russian Orthodox Church with elaborate rituals and extravagance.
- Impulsiveness, impatience, senseless rebellion, and extravagance are the traits that so often undermine their work and dreams.
- Godwin and Mill both wrote with Burkean extravagance about Hastings's disastrous effect on English national character.
- Yesterday the Environment Agency advised against extravagance with ‘a precious resource’ but stressed there was no serious cause for concern.
1.2(luxury)lujo masculineFrench perfume is my one extravagance — el perfume francés es el único lujo que me permito
- The times of such architectural extravagances as turrets are passing.
- Often, this extra spending is on luxuries and wasteful extravagances - small things that add up to thousands in the long run.
- The glamour, the hype, the fame, the extravagances, and, above all, the money - all of these combine to create a world many young boys wish to inhabit.
- Mainly, these are harmless extravagances if the bank balance can cope.
- One of the many extravagances of the Constitution was to convert a large number of workers such as university lecturers, scientific researchers and other technical officers into civil servants.
- For some, it could have been an impossible dream gathering dust in the corner of their minds, remembered fondly as one of the extravagances of childhood.
- His extravagances are the horses they keep on a couple of acres in Surrey.
- The schools barely have enough money for a fully equipped football team, and they certainly have no money for extravagances like bus yards.
- Maybe that's why when we reach a certain age, we're supposed to confine such extravagances to birthdays, weddings and Christmas.
- I'm lucky to have friends who have wonderful extravagances, so it's possible on a fine summer's day to be taken on a splendid motor launch to lunch at Beaulieu on the river.
- But given the abject poverty Miller grew up in, it's hard to fault him for his extravagances.
- The extravagances of his palaces have also been given an airing.
- Before I get lots of nasty letters about expat extravagances, I tell you now Bulgarians would embrace many of these business enterprises.
- Lottery money has to be sought, not for luxuries or extravagances, but to maintain parks and public areas.
- Until the very end he was famous for extravagances and spent millions on yachts, helicopters, planes and homes around the world, including an $11m apartment in New York whose furnishings are the source of his current tax problems.
- People are traveling less, not spending money on extravagances and looking to be with their family all helps to support our business model.
- She redeemed her extravagances by their consequences.
- We should mind little things - little courtesies in life, little matters of personal appearance, little extravagances, little minutes of wasted time, little details in our work.
- When you feel that everyone at the office has noticed your miserly and cheap behavior, start to make them feel guilty about their own extravagances.
- Smith refers to one of hedonistic King George's most legendary extravagances.
2.1feminine extravagancialo insólito
2.2literary (excess)exceso masculine
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