quasi-luxurious

luxurious

[luhg-zhoor-ee-uhs, luhk-shoor-]
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:
1300–50; Middle English < Latin luxuriōsus. See luxury, -ous

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

luxuriant, luxurious.


1. rich, sumptuous. 2. epicurean. 3. sensual, self-indulgent.


1. squalid.
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luxurious (lʌɡˈzjʊərɪəs)
 
adj
1.  characterized by luxury
2.  enjoying or devoted to luxury
3.  an archaic word for lecherous
 
[C14: via Old French from Latin luxuriōsus excessive]
 
usage  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
 
lux'uriously
 
adv
 
lux'uriousness
 
n

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luxurious
early 14c., "lascivious, lecherous, unchaste," from O.Fr. luxurius (Mod.Fr. luxurieux), from L. 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.
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