Definition of luxurious in English:

luxurious

adjective

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

    ‘the island's most luxurious 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.’
    • ‘The luxurious boutique hotel is just five minutes from Oxford Street, in an area renowned for its lively atmosphere.’
    • ‘They lead a comfortable and luxurious life without anyone disturbing them.’
    • ‘As he got older, his boats became faster and probably more expensive and luxurious.’
    • ‘Each suite has a sitting area and luxurious Italian marble bathroom.’
    • ‘He complained about the chessboard - a luxurious marble slab crafted by Iceland's finest mason.’
    • ‘Yesterday afternoon I went along to the luxurious Merrion Hotel for a very grand tea party.’
    • ‘It is now a residence of the former rulers and part of it has been transformed into a luxurious five-star hotel.’
    • ‘Mark had prepared a computer terminal in one of the luxurious hotel rooms.’
    • ‘The furniture in her room was as luxurious and expensive as the furniture in the lobby.’
    • ‘Its luxurious and elegant interior has been refurbished and is a highlight of the museum.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘All the cars, within the garden and outside were of the most luxurious, most elegant and latest models.’
    • ‘Some of the boats are luxurious and expensive but take you to the top dive locations in Indonesia.’
    • ‘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 will give him further notoriety, another big payday and more nights at luxurious hotels than he cares to contemplate.’
    • ‘All are comfortable, rather than luxurious, and some are decorated in a slightly offbeat way.’
    • ‘After a relaxing meal we enjoyed a comfortable night in the luxurious Luxmore Hotel.’
    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. 1.1 Giving self-indulgent or sensual pleasure.
      ‘a luxurious wallow in a scented bath’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He became a trainee manager at the Savoy Hotel, which was anything but luxurious.’
      • ‘The feeling of resting in the confines of a bed felt rather luxurious and grand.’
      • ‘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

/lʌkˈsjʊərɪəs//lʌɡˈzjʊərɪəs//lʌɡˈʒʊərɪəs/