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luxurious

The adjective luxurious describes something that is of very high quality or expensive taste, like your luxurious living room filled with the softest rugs and gorgeous furniture hand-crafted in Italy.

In the 14th century, luxurious didn't mean what it does today; it meant "lascivious, lecherous, unchaste." What happened? The invention of bling for one thing, and the rise of a culture that celebrates material pleasures. Today, luxurious translates as exclusive, comfortable, expensive and superior in quality, like a luxurious home featured in a magazine about rich people and their favorite things.

Definitions of luxurious
  1. adjective
    displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
    “enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs”
    synonyms: epicurean, luxuriant, sybaritic, voluptuary, voluptuous
    indulgent
    characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
  2. adjective
    rich and superior in quality
    synonyms: deluxe, gilded, grand, opulent, princely, sumptuous
    rich
    suggestive of or characterized by great expense
Commonly confused words

luxuriant / luxurious

In yet another attempt to reduce English to features and selling points, advertisers often use luxuriant to describe their products or services.

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