[ luhk-shuh-ree, luhg-zhuh- ]
/ ˈlʌk ʃə ri, ˈlʌg ʒə- /
noun, plural lux·u·ries.
a material object, service, etc., conducive to sumptuous living, usually a delicacy, elegance, or refinement of living rather than a necessity: Gold cufflinks were a luxury not allowed for in his budget.
free or habitual indulgence in or enjoyment of comforts and pleasures in addition to those necessary for a reasonable standard of well-being: a life of luxury on the French Riviera.
a means of ministering to such indulgence or enjoyment: This travel plan gives you the luxury of choosing which countries you can visit.
a pleasure out of the ordinary allowed to oneself: the luxury of an extra piece of the cake.
a foolish or worthless form of self-indulgence: the luxury of self-pity.
Archaic. lust; lasciviousness; lechery.
of, relating to, or affording luxury: a luxury hotel.
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Origin of luxury
1300–50; Middle English luxurie < Latin luxuria rankness, luxuriance, equivalent to luxur- (combining form of luxus extravagance) + -ia -y3
OTHER WORDS FROM luxurysem·i·lux·u·ry, noun, plural sem·i·lux·u·ries.su·per·lux·u·ry, noun, adjective
Words nearby luxury
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British Dictionary definitions for superluxury
/ (ˈlʌkʃərɪ) /
noun plural -ries
indulgence in and enjoyment of rich, comfortable, and sumptuous living
(sometimes plural) something that is considered an indulgence rather than a necessity
something pleasant and satisfyingthe luxury of independence
(modifier) relating to, indicating, or supplying luxurya luxury liner
Word Origin for luxury
C14 (in the sense: lechery): via Old French from Latin luxuria excess, from luxus extravagance
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Idioms and Phrases with superluxury
see lap of luxury.
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