luxurious

adjective
lux·​u·​ri·​ous | \ (ˌ)ləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs , (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
4 : lecherous

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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

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If that's not luxurious enough, the east wing is complete with his and her bathing suites with coordinating onyx and marble features. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "This NYC Apartment Features Stunning Views Of Central Park For $39.5 Million," 30 Dec. 2018 Eugenie and Jack actually released two portraits, both of which were taken in the luxurious, gilded White Drawing Room of Windsor Castle. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Savannah Phillips Literally Steps on Princess Eugenie's Dress in Her Official Wedding Portrait," 14 Oct. 2018 In today's social eco-system, what could be more luxurious? Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Versace Opens LEED Gold Boutique in Florida," 19 Nov. 2018 In 2005, Cohen purchased his most expensive Trump property, in Trump Park Avenue, a former hotel that Trump turned into some of Manhattan's most luxurious apartments. chicagotribune.com, "With Michael Cohen investigation, Trump's 'fixer' becomes a danger," 21 Apr. 2018 Wandering inside, the boy discovers a luxurious apartment, furnished with tapestries and mirrors; outside, a droshky driver invites him for a ride and then abruptly jumps out, leaving him the reins. Ruth Franklin, WSJ, "Review of Bruno Schulz’s ‘Collected Stories’: Return to the Street of Crocodiles," 15 Mar. 2018 This look is casual in the most luxurious way — the way rich people and kings do casual. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "Every Single One of Jay-Z’s ‘Apesh*t’ Suits, Explained," 19 June 2018 And if the pants weren't enough, the dress also boasted the most luxurious train. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Amal Clooney Wore Pants with Her Met Gala Dress and Our Jaws Are on the Floor," 7 May 2018 In 2005, Cohen purchased his most expensive Trump property, in Trump Park Avenue, a former hotel that Trump turned into some of Manhattan’s most luxurious apartments. Michael Kranish, BostonGlobe.com, "How Trump’s ‘fixer’ could provide Robert Mueller a break," 22 Apr. 2018

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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

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of luxurious

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

luxurious

adjective
lux·​u·​ri·​ous | \ ˌləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs , 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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