luxurious

adjective
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
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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Setting aside the ultra-luxurious trappings, the LS500 simply outperformed the Genesis in some respects — its radar cruise control and lane-keeping assist system, for example, were more effective and less obtrusive. Daniel Miller, latimes.com, "The Genesis G90 is a luxurious opening act for the new brand — and definitely not a Hyundai," 11 May 2018 In the golden age of Hollywood where glamour reigned supreme, decorating ones' home to feel as luxurious as a high-end hotel was de rigueur. Heather Corcoran, ELLE Decor, "How to Bring Old Hollywood Into Your Home," 19 Mar. 2019 Our couture lehengas win the hearts of those seeking tradition, but luxurious evening gowns are also becoming very popular. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "Designer Anita Dongre Talks Dressing Priyanka Chopra, Beyoncé, and Sophie Turner," 14 Mar. 2019 Within the premiere suite, guests are also greeted with luxurious amenities and a state-of-the-art home theater system. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "Take a peek inside the art deco resort in Miami Beach that hosted old Hollywood's finest.," 12 Mar. 2019 The Naked Reloaded includes deep, luxurious shades in rich mattes and UD's trademark pearly shimmers. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Urban Decay is Launching the Naked Reloaded Palette With Bigger Eyeshadow Pans," 13 Feb. 2019 The 300-square-foot timber abode on wheels has a roof that expands from a road-legal 12.5 feet to a luxurious 17.5 feet when raised. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Clever two-story tiny house has an extendable roof," 6 Nov. 2018 More homeowners are opting to lose the bathroom tub and instead design a spacious shower with luxurious fixtures to give it a spa like feel. Stacy Argo, Houston Chronicle, "Sleek, modern shower doors provide streamlined look," 8 July 2018 The Kardashians are know for many things, among them their long, luxurious, luminous locks. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "Now Your Pets Can Use the Same Shampoo as the Kardashians," 6 July 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 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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