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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For a bouncier, more luxurious feel, such as in a bedroom, use a thicker one. Kevin Brasler, Washington Post, "The cost-conscious consumer’s guide to buying carpet," 9 July 2019 Set above the ground, with a 360-degree birds-eye-view of the safari plains, the NAY PALAD Bird Nest offers a luxurious one-of-a-kind accommodation experience. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Black Travel Vibes: This Luxurious Kenyan Safari Is Anything But Basic," 3 July 2019 Rove transports Hamptons-goers to their vacation destination in a 13-seat Mercedes Sprinter van, which is cheaper than a private helicopter, but more luxurious than the Hamptons Jitney bus. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Christie Brinkley's Son Jack Brinkley-Cook Launches New Ride-Sharing Service to the Hamptons," 10 June 2019 This is particularly true for a period piece like Greenwood Avenue, a film set in 1920s Tusla, Oklahoma, which called for the restoration of luxurious 1920s fashions (think flapper dresses, tuxedos, top hats). Amira Rasool, Teen Vogue, "'Greenwood Avenue' Costume Designer Talks the Importance of 1920s Black Fashion," 28 Sep. 2018 The miniature pouch features an easy-to-clean nylon shell lined with luxurious embossed calfskin for a touch of glam and includes a detachable leather wristlet for easy access if it's stored in a travel bag or purse. Maria Cassano, Allure, "The 21 Best Makeup Bags and Cosmetic Cases for Every Budget," 29 Aug. 2018 By 1981, the land was transformed into a luxurious summer home for the former first lady’s family. Andrew Stanton, BostonGlobe.com, "Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s Martha’s Vineyard summer estate is on the market for $65m," 27 June 2019 As part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors, Mr. Manafort forfeited five luxurious homes in New York, worth about $22 million, to the government. Sharon Otterman, New York Times, "Manafort Pleads Not Guilty to N.Y. Charges Designed to Thwart a Trump Pardon," 27 June 2019 The community by Highland Homes features luxurious homes, cul-de-sac lots, water views and easy access to Texas 249 and U.S. 290. Houston Chronicle, "Final opportunities remain at Valencia at Rock Creek," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of luxurious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

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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.

Other Words from luxurious

luxuriously adverb

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