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 The apartments were a pale shadow of their former luxurious appearance after demolition agencies for two months chipped away at the buildings, reducing them to a bare skeletal frame. Washington Post, "India demolishes buildings for violating environmental norms," 11 Jan. 2020 This luxurious river retreat can accommodate a group of eight guests. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "10 amazing Texas tree house hotels that will make you feel like a kid again," 11 Jan. 2020 The famous couple rang in the new decade basking in the sun and partying the nights away aboard a luxurious yacht with a group of their best friends, including Glen Powell and Chord Overstreet, while in the Bahamas last week. Claudia Harmata,, "Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Rang in the New Year with Glen Powell and Chord Overstreet," 6 Jan. 2020 Singapore’s luxurious Marina Bay celebrated with fireworks. Rachel E. Greenspan, Time, "Ringing in a New Decade: See How New Year's 2020 Is Celebrated All Over the World," 31 Dec. 2019 The Lincoln Aviator was one of the year’s pleasant surprises, a luxurious and advanced SUV that revives the name of an utterly forgettable model Ford’s luxury brand built from 2002-5. Mark Phelan,, "Free Press Utility of the Year: Kia Telluride’s value and style overwhelm competition," 29 Dec. 2019 This long cardigan is made of a blend of cotton and nylon with a tweedy texture that gives it a luxurious feel. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "What is hygge? Shop the super-cozy Scandinavian home trend," 27 Dec. 2019 The estate features luxurious wood inlay ceilings, an outdoor linear fireplace and a resort-style pool with waterfall accents. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Paradise Valley mansion once owned by Arizona Cardinals' Kurt Warner sells for $3.1M," 23 Dec. 2019 The master bedroom suite offers maximum privacy in an ornately decorated space with a luxurious bathroom. Liv Sotheby's International Realty, The Denver Post, "A timeless luxury, 375 Mill Creek Circle is Vail’s premier ski-in/ski-out property," 20 Dec. 2019

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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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14 Jan 2020

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“Luxurious.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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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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