luxurious

[ luhg-zhoor-ee-uhs, luhk-shoor- ]
/ lʌgˈʒʊər i əs, lʌkˈʃʊər- /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. luxor,
  2. luxulianite,
  3. luxuriance,
  4. luxuriant,
  5. luxuriate,
  6. luxury,
  7. luxury tax,
  8. luzern,
  9. luzhou,
  10. luzon

Origin of luxurious

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

Related forms
Can be confusedluxuriant luxurious

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British Dictionary definitions for luxurious

luxurious

/ (lʌɡˈzjʊərɪəs) /

adjective

characterized by luxury
enjoying or devoted to luxury
an archaic word for lecherous
Derived Formsluxuriously, adverbluxuriousness, noun

Word Origin for luxurious

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

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Word Origin and History for luxurious

luxurious

adj.

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.

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