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.

Origin of luxurious

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

Related forms

Can be confused

luxuriant luxurious
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luxurious

/ (lʌɡˈzjʊərɪəs) /

adjective

characterized by luxury
enjoying or devoted to luxury
an archaic word for lecherous

Derived Forms

luxuriously, 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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