adjective lux·u·ri·ant \-ē-ənt\

: having heavy and thick growth

: having an appealingly rich quality

Full Definition of LUXURIANT

a :  yielding abundantly :  fertile, fruitful
b :  characterized by abundant growth :  lush <luxuriant vegetation>
:  abundantly and often extravagantly rich and varied :  prolific
:  characterized by luxury :  luxurious <a luxuriant fabric>
lux·u·ri·ant·ly adverb

Examples of LUXURIANT

  1. <an older man who still has a luxuriant head of hair>
  2. <a luxuriant coat of fur>

First Known Use of LUXURIANT

circa 1540

Synonym Discussion of LUXURIANT

profuse, lavish, prodigal, luxuriant, lush, exuberant mean giving or given out in great abundance. profuse implies pouring forth without restraint <profuse apologies>. lavish suggests an unstinted or unmeasured profusion <a lavish party>. prodigal implies reckless or wasteful lavishness threatening to lead to early exhaustion of resources <prodigal spending>. luxuriant suggests a rich and splendid abundance <a luxuriant beard>. lush suggests rich, soft luxuriance <a lush green lawn>. exuberant implies marked vitality or vigor in what produces abundantly <an exuberant imagination>.

Rhymes with LUXURIANT

LUXURIANT Defined for Kids


adjective lux·u·ri·ant \ˌləg-ˈzhr-ē-ənt, ˌlək-ˈshr-\

Definition of LUXURIANT for Kids

:  having heavy and thick growth <a luxuriant forest>
:  luxurious 1 <a luxuriant restaurant>


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