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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Here are some of the most luxurious celeb romps so far this summer. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "From Beyoncé to Gigi Hadid, these hot celeb summer vacations will make you jealous," 6 July 2018 The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa is spending $3 million on a renovation project that will bring a new restaurant, lounge and bar area to one of the city's most luxurious inns. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "The Houstonian to get new restaurant, Tribute, and new bar in major makeover," 5 July 2018 Discriminating adventurers got their first look at the newest — and arguably most luxurious — SUV recently at the unveiling of the new all-terrain Rolls-Royce SUV, courtesy of Miami's Braman Rolls-Royce. Jane Wooldridge, miamiherald, "The ultimate SUV? For $350,000 and up, it should be.," 29 June 2018 The quality of the sheets felt luxurious and they were made with strong and durable fabrics. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "The right bedding can help you sleep soundly on hot summer nights," 29 May 2018 Towering over the iconic Little Italy sign is Vici, one of the most luxurious new apartment buildings in San Diego County. Phillip Molnar,, "Inside Little Italy's apartment rush," 18 May 2018 Straffan House is the most luxurious private villa in the British Isles which provides a genuine warmth of Irish hospitality. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Straffan House Dublin," 27 Apr. 2018 Winter citrus and radicchio salad A crisp colorful salad in the dead of winter can make a meal feel luxurious. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "California citrus: Short crop long on flavor," 6 Feb. 2018 The light and bright leather seats felt luxurious without being stuffy. Melissa Matthews Brown, Woman's Day, "A Stormy Cape Cod Weekend in a 2015 Acura MDX," 23 Sep. 2014

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First Known Use of luxurious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

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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, 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.

Other Words from luxurious

luxuriously adverb

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