Verbal Ability - Antonyms - Discussion

Discussion :: Antonyms - Section 1 (Q.No.29)

In the following questions choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given words.

29. 

EXTRAVAGANCE

[A]. Luxury
[B]. Poverty
[C]. Economical
[D]. Cheapness

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Main Entry: extravagant

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: indulgent, wasteful

Synonyms: absurd, bizarre, costly, crazy, exaggerated, excessive, exorbitant, expensive, extortionate, extreme, fanciful, fancy, fantastic, flamboyant, flashy, foolish, garish, gaudy, grandiose, immoderate, implausible, improvident, imprudent, inordinate, lavish, ludicrous, nonsensical, ornate, ostentatious, outrageous, overpriced, preposterous, pretentious, prodigal, profligate, reckless, ridiculous, showy, silly, spendthrift, steep, unbalanced, unconscionable, unreasonable, unrestrained

Antonyms: close, economical, moderate, provident, reasonable, saving, stingy, thrifty, unpretentious

Samrat said: (Jan 18, 2011)  
It means luxury and not economy

Rahul Mandal said: (Feb 26, 2011)  
Samrat dude this is antonyms question not synonym. !

Swathi said: (Feb 26, 2011)  
Here it is for antonym. You are going through synonym.

Aryan said: (Sep 29, 2011)  
This tests are really useful to practice for upcoming exams of IBPS

Benneth said: (Apr 20, 2012)  
Let us always observe the golden rules of Concorde in supplying answers. One might be deceived into choosing cheapness because it falls into the same class of abstract nouns as extravagance. So, for economical (adjective) to be correct, then the main word should be extravagant (adjective) and not EXTRAVAGANCE (abstract noun).

Suresh said: (Jul 1, 2013)  
Why can't it be Poverty or cheapness?

Boobathi said: (Sep 29, 2013)  
Poverty is more appropriate antonym for extravagance.

Barbara said: (Oct 19, 2014)  
Extravagance is a noun and so its synonym needs to be a noun.

Divya said: (Oct 20, 2015)  
Extravagant means costly. For this antonym may be cheaper or poverty.

Heena said: (Aug 10, 2016)  
Extravagance means an inclination towards spending more, wasting money.

Economical means you are always thinking of spending money more carefully, inclined more towards saving money or resources.

So in this way, these two words are different in defining the attitude of the person.

Saidhana Piriya said: (Nov 16, 2016)  
@Heena.

Thank you for giving appropriate synonym and antonym.

Sushovan said: (Mar 1, 2017)  
Thank you @Heena.

Sathvika said: (Mar 8, 2018)  
Still confusing, what is the correct answer? Please tell me.

Heenan said: (Jun 11, 2018)  
Thank you @Heena.

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