Definition of luxurious in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌləɡˈZHo͝orēəs/


1Extremely comfortable, elegant, or enjoyable, especially in a way that involves great expense: the bedrooms have luxurious marble bathrooms many of the leadership led relatively luxurious lives
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  • After a relaxing meal we enjoyed a comfortable night in the luxurious Luxmore Hotel.
  • Each suite has a sitting area and luxurious Italian marble bathroom.
  • They lead a comfortable and luxurious life without anyone disturbing them.
1.1Giving self-indulgent or sensuous pleasure: a luxurious wallow in a scented bath
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  • The feeling of resting in the confines of a bed felt rather luxurious and grand.
  • He became a trainee manager at the Savoy Hotel, which was anything but luxurious.
  • If you feel you can just walk on by then I hope you can live with your luxurious extravagances day after day while the world beneath us suffers.


Luxuriant and luxurious are sometimes confused. Luxuriant means ‘lush, profuse, prolific’: forests of dark luxuriant foliage; luxuriant black eyelashes. Luxurious, a much more common word, means ‘supplied with luxuries, extremely comfortable’: a luxurious mansion.



Pronunciation: /ləɡˈZHo͝orēəslē/ /ləkˈSHo͝orēəslē/
Example sentences
  • 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.


Pronunciation: /ləɡˈZHo͝orēəsnəs/ /ləkˈSHo͝orēəsnəs/
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.


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

Words that rhyme with luxurious

curious, furious, injurious, penurious, perjurious, spurious, sulphureous (US sulfureous), usurious

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Syllabification: lux·u·ri·ous

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