luxurious [luhg- zh-ee- oor uhs, luhk- sh-] oor SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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. Origin of luxurious
First recorded in
1300–50; Middle English
-ous Related forms 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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Examples from the Web for luxuriously Historical Examples of luxuriously
It might have been their own
luxuriously appointed rooms at Mineola.
He was deliciously refreshed,
luxuriously drowsy and luxuriously warm.
She put her hand through his arm and leaned heavily and
I might tell the royal commissary to furnish these rooms as
luxuriously as I pleased.
Blake disappeared with her into the
luxuriously furnished car. British Dictionary definitions for luxuriously adjective characterized by luxury enjoying or devoted to luxury Derived Forms luxuriously, adverb luxuriousness, 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 luxuriously 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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