- 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 luxuriousness
Cork abounds in cars of all degrees of decrepitude and luxuriousness.Romantic Ireland; volume 2/2
M.F and B. McM. Mansfield
If it had been eighty pound, the luxuriousness of feeling would have been increased.The Old Curiosity Shop
The luxuriousness of these wealthy women rivalled that of Rome itself.Women of Early Christianity
With a sensation of luxuriousness he recalled the labels with the large "Poison!"Phases of an Inferior Planet
Luxuriousness is the immoderate desire or love of good living.The Philosophy of Spinoza
Baruch de Spinoza
- characterized by luxury
- enjoying or devoted to luxury
- an archaic word for lecherous
Word Origin and History for luxuriousness
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.