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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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 company’s platform was designed to connect credible resellers to a global audience, and its user experience was curated to look and feel luxurious. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 7 Oct. 2021 Towfiq, his next-door neighbor on a stretch of luxurious beachfront homes, complained that the 12-foot netting blocked his ocean view. Los Angeles Times, 1 Oct. 2021 Power sofas in bold, bright colors, like this turmeric yellow, feel extra luxurious in velvet. Maria V. Charbonneaux And Liz Strong, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Sep. 2021 The Bio Bidet flagship model, the Bliss BB-2000, makes a normally less-than-glamorous trip to the bathroom feel luxurious. Hannah Sherk,, 7 Sep. 2021 Raise the sartorial bar by reaching for rich, luxurious fabrics—like plush velvet frocks and jewel-tone satin sheaths. Vogue, 24 Aug. 2021 Think: rich colours, elaborate designs, and ultra luxurious fabrics. Eliza Huber,, 2 Aug. 2021 Encountered in a sculpture park, Paine’s trees feel luxurious and decorative; confronted in Madison Square Park, Lin’s dead trees seem almost whimsical. Washington Post, 15 July 2021 And closing out the top five most luxurious cities in the world was yet another French destination: Cannes, home of the iconic film festival known for drawing in Hollywood A-listers. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 5 Oct. 2021

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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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“Luxurious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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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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