from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Fond of or given to luxury.
- adj. Marked by or contributing to luxury.
- adj. Of a sumptuous, costly, or rich variety. See Synonyms at sensuous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Enjoying pleasures of luxury.
- adj. Being very fine and comfortable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to luxury; ministering to luxury; supplied with the conditions of luxury
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Luxuriant; exuberant.
- Characterized by indulgence in luxury; given to luxury; voluptuous; indulging freely or excessively in material pleasures or objects of desire: as, a luxurious life; luxurious cities.
- Ministering to luxury; contributing to free or extravagant indulgence.
- A bounding in that which gratifies the senses; exuberant in means of indulgence or enjoyment; affording abundant material pleasure.
- Characterized by lust; libidinous.
- Synonyms Epicurean, self-indulgent, sensual.
- 2–4. Luxurious, Luxuriant. These words are now never synonymous. Luxurious means given to luxury or characterized by luxury : as, luxurious people; a luxurious life; a luxurious table. Luxuriant means exuberant in growth: as, the luxuriant vegetation of the tropics; by figure, a luxuriant style in composition. Luxurious implies blame, except where it is used by hyperbole for that which is exceedingly comfortable, etc.: as, a luxurious bed. Luxuriant does not come enough into the field of the moral for either praise or blame.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
- adj. rich and superior in quality
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