Definition of luxurious in English:

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Pronunciation: /lʌɡˈʒʊərɪəs/
Pronunciation: /lʌɡˈzjʊərɪəs/ Pronunciation: /lʌkˈsjʊərɪəs/


1Extremely comfortable or elegant, especially when involving great expense: the island’s most luxurious hotel
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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.
opulent, sumptuous, affluent, expensive, rich, costly, deluxe, lush, grand, palatial, splendid, magnificent, lavish, lavishly appointed, well appointed, extravagant, ornate, fancy, stylish, elegant
informal plush, posh, upmarket, classy, ritzy, swanky
North American  upscale
British informal swish
North American informal swank
rare palatian
1.1Giving self-indulgent or sensual 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.
self-indulgent, sensual, pleasure-loving, comfort-seeking, epicurean, hedonistic, sybaritic, lotus-eating, decadent, extravagant, immoderate


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.



Pronunciation: /lʌɡˈʒʊəriəsli/
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: /lʌɡˈʒjʊərɪəsnəs/
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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Line breaks: lux¦uri|ous

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