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adjective lux·u·ri·ous \(ˌ)ləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs, (ˌ)lək-ˈshu̇r-\

Simple Definition of luxurious

  • : very comfortable and expensive : richly appealing

  • : feeling or showing a desire for expensive things

Full Definition of luxurious

  1. 1 :  lecherous

  2. 2 :  marked by or given to self-indulgence <luxurious tastes> <luxurious feeling>

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or marked by luxury <luxurious accommodations>

  4. 4 :  of the finest and richest kind <luxurious cashmeres> <a luxurious chocolate sauce>

lux·u·ri·ous·ly adverb
lux·u·ri·ous·ness noun

Examples of luxurious

  1. one of the country's most luxurious resorts

  2. a store that caters to the luxurious tastes of the rich



14th Century

First Known Use of luxurious

14th century

Synonym Discussion of luxurious

sensuous, sensual, luxurious, voluptuous mean relating to or providing pleasure through gratification of the senses. sensuous implies gratification of the senses for the sake of aesthetic pleasure <the sensuous delights of great music>. sensual tends to imply the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of the physical appetites as ends in themselves <a life devoted to sensual pleasures>. luxurious suggests the indulgence of sensuous pleasure inducing bodily ease and languor <a luxurious hotel>. voluptuous implies more strongly an abandonment especially to sensual pleasure <a voluptuous feast>.

Rhymes with luxurious



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