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

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 scent of this perfume is so luxurious, your mom will be happy to have it in hand cream form, too. ELLE, 27 Apr. 2022 As mentioned, their honeymoon experience was luxurious. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 27 Apr. 2022 This is even more luxurious, but these are very limited, usually no more than six, and only on certain planes. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 The Knicks traded Shue to the Pistons in 1956, during their final season in Fort Wayne, Ind., when the N.B.A. still included medium-size cities and travel was hardly luxurious. New York Times, 4 Apr. 2022 Generally, the interior of the car is very luxurious and comfortable. Maren Estrada, BGR, 26 Mar. 2022 Rich, bright colors and luxurious fabrics were donned for magnificent balls. Seventeen, 29 Apr. 2022 These post-apocalyptic-looking tubular structures are built out of dirt and recycled materials with surprisingly luxurious interiors. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2022 Elevate her self-care routine with a luxurious oil that works on dry, damaged, and color-treated hair. ELLE, 27 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of luxurious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

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“Luxurious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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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.

Other Words from luxurious

luxuriously adverb

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