Definition of luxurious in English:

luxurious

adjective

  • 1Extremely comfortable or elegant, especially when involving great expense.

    ‘the island's most luxurious hotel’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Its luxurious and elegant interior has been refurbished and is a highlight of the museum.’
    • ‘All are comfortable, rather than luxurious, and some are decorated in a slightly offbeat way.’
    • ‘The furniture in her room was as luxurious and expensive as the furniture in the lobby.’
    • ‘Some of the boats are luxurious and expensive but take you to the top dive locations in Indonesia.’
    • ‘All the cars, within the garden and outside were of the most luxurious, most elegant and latest models.’
    • ‘As he got older, his boats became faster and probably more expensive and luxurious.’
    • ‘Yesterday afternoon I went along to the luxurious Merrion Hotel for a very grand tea party.’
    • ‘Of course, the rich are not affected, they will celebrate the change of the year in luxurious hotels or abroad.’
    • ‘To the south is the wide long beach Harmanite, surrounded by luxurious new hotels and condominiums.’
    • ‘It is now a residence of the former rulers and part of it has been transformed into a luxurious five-star hotel.’
    • ‘The luxurious boutique hotel is just five minutes from Oxford Street, in an area renowned for its lively atmosphere.’
    • ‘It will give him further notoriety, another big payday and more nights at luxurious hotels than he cares to contemplate.’
    • ‘He complained about the chessboard - a luxurious marble slab crafted by Iceland's finest mason.’
    • ‘Mark had prepared a computer terminal in one of the luxurious hotel rooms.’
    • ‘It was one of the most luxurious hotel rooms we've ever stayed in.’
    • ‘The first symptoms emerged after the couple had enjoyed a celebratory dinner and drink at the luxurious Plaza Hotel.’
    • ‘He said a luxurious hotel complete with casino would bring a touch of class back to the seafront and draw in thousands of tourists.’
    opulent, sumptuous, affluent, expensive, rich, costly, deluxe, lush, grand, palatial, splendid, magnificent, lavish, lavishly appointed, well appointed, extravagant, ornate, fancy, stylish, elegant
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    1. 1.1Giving self-indulgent or sensual pleasure.
      ‘a luxurious wallow in a scented bath’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘After a luxurious but amazingly inexpensive night at the Magoebaskloof Hotel, we headed for the Ebeneezer Dam.’
      • ‘Could she be an aristocratic siren dressed in luxurious trench coats and Manolos who spoke in a posh British accent?’
      self-indulgent, sensual, pleasure-loving, comfort-seeking, epicurean, hedonistic, sybaritic, lotus-eating, decadent, extravagant, immoderate
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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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

luxurious

/lʌɡˈʒʊərɪəs/ /lʌɡˈzjʊərɪəs/ /lʌkˈsjʊərɪəs/