lux·​u·​ri·​ous | \ (ˌ)ləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce luxurious (audio) , (ˌ)lək-ˈshu̇r- \

Definition of luxurious

1 : characterized by opulence, sumptuousness, or rich abundance : of, relating to, or marked by luxury luxurious accommodations
2 : pleasure loving : fond of luxury or self-indulgence luxurious tastes luxurious feeling
3 : of the finest and richest kind luxurious cashmeres a luxurious chocolate sauce

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Other Words from luxurious

luxuriously adverb
luxuriousness noun

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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

Examples of luxurious in a Sentence

one of the country's most luxurious resorts a store that caters to the luxurious tastes of the rich
Recent Examples on the Web Well made, luxurious to the touch and with the most versatile shopping options (six sizes, nine colors and the ability to order individual sheets), the linen sheets from Parachute were, by a narrow margin, our favorite set. Cnn Underscored Staff, CNN Underscored, "From sheets to shower heads, these are the best home products we tested in 2020," 28 Dec. 2020 Sheets between 300-400 will be a bit more luxurious. Carsen Joenk, Popular Science, "Best sheets: Choose the right bed linens for a good night’s sleep," 18 Dec. 2020 It was perfumed, unexpectedly delicate, as Chambertin is often luxurious, yet with a tensile strength. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Wines to Remember in a Year to Forget," 10 Dec. 2020 The woman visited Davis at The Beekman, a luxurious lower Manhattan hotel. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Raptors' Terence Davis arrested for alleged assault, criminal mischief after argument with girlfriend," 28 Oct. 2020 Jeep will offer both Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer variants of its new full-size SUV, with the latter expected to be more luxurious in terms of trim and features. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Spied in Production Form," 6 Oct. 2020 Working from home is even luxurious since there are two studies and plenty of cozy corners to utilize, said Allman. Dallas News, "‘Come home’ to this W Residences penthouse," 9 Aug. 2020 And besides being fast and well-designed, the Escalade is also super luxurious. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "This Futuristic Superyacht Has Its Own Movie Theater and a Glass-bottom Tub," 4 July 2020 When cared for properly linen can last for decades, and this duvet cover gets top marks from buyers, who say it’s beautifully made and luxurious. Camryn Rabideau, USA TODAY, "20 things to buy from our favorite mattress companies—that aren't mattresses," 16 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of luxurious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

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The first known use of luxurious was in the 14th century

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“Luxurious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of luxurious

: very comfortable and expensive : richly appealing
: feeling or showing a desire for expensive things


lux·​u·​ri·​ous | \ ˌləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce luxurious (audio) , ˌlək-ˈshu̇r- \

Kids Definition of luxurious

1 : very fine and comfortable : having an appealing rich quality a luxurious home
2 : feeling or showing a desire for fine and expensive things He has luxurious tastes.

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luxuriously adverb

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