View synonyms for luxurious


[ luhg-zhoor-ee-uhs, luhk-shoor- ]


  1. characterized by luxury; ministering or conducive to luxury:

    a luxurious hotel.

    Synonyms: sumptuous, rich

    Antonyms: squalid

  2. given to or loving luxury; wanting or requiring what is choice, expensive, or the like:

    a person with luxurious tastes.

    Synonyms: epicurean

  3. given to pleasure, especially of the senses; voluptuous.

    Synonyms: self-indulgent, sensual

  4. present or occurring in great abundance, rich profusion, etc.; opulent:

    a luxurious harvest; music of luxurious beauty.

  5. excessively ornate; overelaborate:

    luxurious prose.


/ lʌɡˈzjʊərɪəs /


  1. characterized by luxury
  2. enjoying or devoted to luxury
  3. an archaic word for lecherous

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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

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Derived Forms

  • luxˈuriousness, noun
  • luxˈuriously, adverb

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Other Words From

  • lux·uri·ous·ly adverb
  • lux·uri·ous·ness noun
  • over·lux·uri·ous adjective
  • over·lux·uri·ous·ly adverb
  • over·lux·uri·ous·ness noun
  • prelux·uri·ous adjective
  • prelux·uri·ous·ly adverb
  • prelux·uri·ous·ness noun
  • quasi-lux·uri·ous adjective
  • quasi-lux·uri·ous·ly adverb
  • super·lux·uri·ous adjective
  • super·lux·uri·ous·ly adverb
  • super·lux·uri·ous·ness noun
  • unlux·uri·ous adjective
  • unlux·uri·ous·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of luxurious1

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English word from Latin word luxuriōsus. See luxury, -ous

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Word History and Origins

Origin of luxurious1

C14: via Old French from Latin luxuriōsus excessive

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Example Sentences

Even the most luxurious camper-top setups tend to be minimalist in terms of sleeping amenities.

They need to be professionally installed but promise a luxurious look.

Silk is often categorized as slippery, luxurious, and romantic.

Soak the pain away with these luxurious CBD-infused bath salts.

For the past decade, university arms races have centered on who can build the most luxurious dorms and biggest sports facilities or offer the most “country club” amenities like posh gyms and pools.

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One of its few concessions to the luxurious standards of the neighbors is a long, winding road.

The more luxurious the trip, the more it seems that personal choice is delegated by the client to the planner.

But Lear insists his longer, more detailed journeys are more thorough, experience-rich, and luxurious.

The stewed cabbage is insanely tender, vegetable-sweet, and more luxurious than cabbage has a right to be.

But with unlimited access to the luxurious sandwiches, piled high with glistening meat, a buttery apocalypse of gluttony unfolded.

Sometimes the affair is made still more luxurious by substituting rose-water for water pur et simple.

And the wealthy class by no means monopolized the bay with their yachts and luxurious launches.

Father says that I was born to have a rich husband because I have such luxurious tastes!

He was reclining far back in the luxurious chair, holding a glass of champagne to the light.

A short time after this she was taken to pass a week at the luxurious abodes of Maria Antoinette.


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