Definition of luxurious in English:

luxurious

Line breaks: lux¦uri|ous
Pronunciation: /lʌgˈʒʊərɪəs
 
, lʌgˈzjʊə-, lʌkˈsjʊə-/

adjective

Derivatives

luxuriously

adverb
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  • I stretched luxuriously under the rather expensive Egyptian cotton sheets.
  • What they have concocted is a sleek, discreet and luxuriously appointed hotel that is stylish but still accessible.
  • I have already fallen in love with Unst Bus Shelter, billed as the world's most luxuriously equipped shelter - and surely the first bus shelter with its own website.

luxuriousness

noun
More example sentences
  • His music has beauty and flamboyance, a luxuriousness in its sounds.
  • If I'm up early alone, I feel energetic, creative and spoiled by the luxuriousness of no one else up to bug me - especially if I'm writing in the morning.
  • But when I'm with both him and Jenny it's hard not to sink into the luxuriousness of her heart and get caught up in her curiosity for the whole wide world.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'lascivious'): from Old French luxurios, from Latin luxuriosus, from luxuria 'luxury'.

Usage

Luxurious and luxuriant are sometimes confused. Luxurious chiefly means ‘very comfortable, elegant, and involving great expense’, as in a luxurious hotel , whereas luxuriant means ‘rich and profuse in growth’, as in acres of luxuriant gardens .

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