adjective lux·u·ri·ous \ (ˌ)ləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs , (ˌ)lək-ˈshu̇r- \
Updated on: 25 Dec 2017

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
4 : lecherous





Examples of luxurious in a Sentence

  1. one of the country's most luxurious resorts

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

Recent Examples of luxurious from the Web

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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

LUXURIOUS Defined for English Language Learners



Definition of luxurious for English Language Learners

  • : very comfortable and expensive : richly appealing

  • : feeling or showing a desire for expensive things

LUXURIOUS Defined for Kids


adjective lux·u·ri·ous \ ˌləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs , ˌlək-ˈshu̇r- \

Definition of luxurious for Students

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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