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luxurious

[luhg-zhoo r-ee-uh s, luhk-shoo r-] /lʌgˈʒʊər i əs, lʌkˈʃʊər-/
adjective
1.
characterized by luxury; ministering or conducive to luxury:
a luxurious hotel.
2.
given to or loving luxury; wanting or requiring what is choice, expensive, or the like:
a person with luxurious tastes.
3.
given to pleasure, especially of the senses; voluptuous.
4.
present or occurring in great abundance, rich profusion, etc.; opulent:
a luxurious harvest; music of luxurious beauty.
5.
excessively ornate; overelaborate:
luxurious prose.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Latin luxuriōsus. See luxury, -ous
Related forms
luxuriously, adverb
luxuriousness, noun
overluxurious, adjective
overluxuriously, adverb
overluxuriousness, noun
preluxurious, adjective
preluxuriously, adverb
preluxuriousness, noun
quasi-luxurious, adjective
quasi-luxuriously, adverb
superluxurious, adjective
superluxuriously, adverb
superluxuriousness, noun
unluxurious, adjective
unluxuriously, adverb
Can be confused
luxuriant, luxurious.
Synonyms
1. rich, sumptuous. 2. epicurean. 3. sensual, self-indulgent.
Antonyms
1. squalid.
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  • Her work, in fact, was as chaotic and confused as it was luxurious and improvident.
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  • Spiegel was hungry and he offered him a month's luxurious living in return for his grease.
  • Among humans, however, scent is less vital and more luxurious.
  • Even non-golfers can enjoy the luxurious pool and outdoor dining with views of the golf course and water.
  • No state fair can be called trendy, luxurious, dreamy-none of that.
  • Despite this luxurious conditions, these fish are no different than their leaner cousins.
  • The new factory building is almost overwhelmingly luxurious.
  • After taking a few luxurious puffs he opened an old book of humorous stories and began to read aloud.
British Dictionary definitions for luxurious

luxurious

/lʌɡˈzjʊərɪəs/
adjective
1.
characterized by luxury
2.
enjoying or devoted to luxury
3.
an archaic word for lecherous
Derived Forms
luxuriously, adverb
luxuriousness, noun
Usage note
Luxurious is sometimes wrongly used where luxuriant is meant: he had a luxuriant (not luxurious) moustache; the walls were covered with a luxuriant growth of wisteria
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin luxuriōsus excessive
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Word Origin and History for luxurious
adj.

c.1300, "lascivious, lecherous, unchaste," from Old French luxurios "lustful, lascivious" (Modern French luxurieux), from Latin luxuriosus, from luxuria (see luxury). Meaning "given to luxury, voluptuous" (of persons) is from c.1600. Of things, meaning "characterized by luxury" is attested from c.1650. Related: Luxuriously; luxuriousness.

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