Definition of


  1. (adj, all) displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
    enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs
    Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence
    a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness
  2. (adj, all) rich and superior in quality
    gilded dining rooms

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Alternate forms of Luxurious

Derivations: luxuriousness, luxury

Origin of the word Luxurious

  1. early 14c., "lascivious, lecherous, unchaste," from O.Fr. luxurius (Mod.Fr. luxurieux), from L. 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. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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