luxurious

adjective

lux·​u·​ri·​ous (ˌ)ləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce luxurious (audio)
(ˌ)lək-ˈshu̇r-
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
luxuriously adverb
luxuriousness noun
Choose the Right Synonym for luxurious

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

Example Sentences

one of the country's most luxurious resorts a store that caters to the luxurious tastes of the rich
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

Time Traveler
The first known use of luxurious was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Luxurious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luxurious. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

luxurious

adjective

lux·​u·​ri·​ous (ˌ)ləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce luxurious (audio)
(ˌ)lək-ˈshu̇r-
1
: fond of luxury
2
: of, relating to, or marked by luxury
luxuriously adverb
luxuriousness noun

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