- characterized by luxury; ministering or conducive to luxury: a luxurious hotel.
- given to or loving luxury; wanting or requiring what is choice, expensive, or the like: a person with luxurious tastes.
- given to pleasure, especially of the senses; voluptuous.
- present or occurring in great abundance, rich profusion, etc.; opulent: a luxurious harvest; music of luxurious beauty.
- excessively ornate; overelaborate: luxurious prose.
Origin of luxurious
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Examples from the Web for luxuriously
It might have been their own luxuriously appointed rooms at Mineola.Lords of the Stratosphere
Arthur J. Burks
He was deliciously refreshed, luxuriously drowsy and luxuriously warm.Scaramouche
She put her hand through his arm and leaned heavily and luxuriously.The Prisoner
I might tell the royal commissary to furnish these rooms as luxuriously as I pleased.Gerald Fitzgerald
Charles James Lever
Blake disappeared with her into the luxuriously furnished car.Out of the Depths
Robert Ames Bennet
- characterized by luxury
- enjoying or devoted to luxury
- an archaic word for lecherous
Word Origin and History for luxuriously
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.