- 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 luxurious
One of its few concessions to the luxurious standards of the neighbors is a long, winding road.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
But Lear insists his longer, more detailed journeys are more thorough, experience-rich, and luxurious.Adventures in Gay History With Oscar Wilde
June 11, 2014
But with unlimited access to the luxurious sandwiches, piled high with glistening meat, a buttery apocalypse of gluttony unfolded.My Big, Buttery Lobster Roll Rumble: We Came, We Clawed, We Conquered
June 7, 2014
But cozy coats were also plentiful and added soft, luxurious warmth.Art Takes the Runway at Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2014 London Fashion Week
February 17, 2014
Iris Van Herpen and Delphine Manivet each have a technical mastery that falls within the luxurious customs of haute couture.The New Queens of Haute Couture
January 27, 2014
There was a large bedroom and bath, and a luxurious study or lounging room.City of Endless Night
So Roland lived on week after week in luxurious thoughtlessness.A Singer from the Sea
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Observe, that Darius was not the son of a king, and had not received a luxurious education.Laws
Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious.Essays, Second Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Athenaeus also mentions one Apion who wrote a book on luxurious living.
- characterized by luxury
- enjoying or devoted to luxury
- an archaic word for lecherous
Word Origin and History for luxurious
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.