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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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Examples for luxuriously
  • The property is set in well-manicured gardens and has a range of luxuriously appointed rooms, all in soothing, earthy tones.
  • The hotel boasts luxuriously manicured gardens that surround a beautiful swimming pool and an expansive sun and beach deck.
  • luxuriously updated hotel, new winery add luster to region.
  • The villas are luxuriously appointed and include all expected amenities.
  • The hotel's luxuriously decorated guest rooms and suites include cable televisions and in-room movies.
  • We live comfortably but not luxuriously in a high cost of living state.
  • Although he lived well, he did not live luxuriously.
  • People were the plus-ones in a room filled with four-legged and mostly single-name celebrities, all luxuriously wrapped in fur.
  • One of the apartment's attractions is a whirlpool bath in which the characters luxuriously immerse themselves.
  • It handled beautifully, and it was luxuriously appointed.
British Dictionary definitions for luxuriously

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 luxuriously

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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