Definition of luxury
- lived in luxury
- one of life's luxuries
- had the luxury of rejecting a handful of job offers
- —Terri Minsky
He spent a fortune on expensive wines and other luxuries.
Right now a new car is a luxury that I can't afford.
On my salary, I can afford few luxuries.
We were lucky to have the luxury of choosing from among several good options.
We can't afford the luxury of waiting any longer.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: a condition or situation of great comfort, ease, and wealth
: something that is expensive and not necessary
: something that is helpful or welcome and that is not usually or always available
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