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Meaning of LUXURY

Pronunciation:  'lukshuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity
  2. [n]  the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
  3. [n]  wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living

LUXURY is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: extravagance, lavishness, luxuriousness, opulence, sumptuosity, sumptuousness, sumptuousness
 See Also: expensiveness, indulgence, self-indulgence, wealth, wealthiness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lux"u*ry\, n.; pl. {Luxuries}. [L. luxuria, fr. luxus:
cf. F. luxure.]
1. A free indulgence in costly food, dress, furniture, or
   anything expensive which gratifies the appetites or

         Riches expose a man to pride and luxury.

2. Anything which pleases the senses, and is also costly, or
   difficult to obtain; an expensive rarity; as, silks,
   jewels, and rare fruits are luxuries; in some countries
   ice is a great luxury.

         He cut the side of a rock for a garden, and, by
         laying on it earth, furnished out a kind of luxury
         for a hermit.                         --Addison.

3. Lechery; lust. [Obs.] --Shak.

         Luxury is in wine and drunkenness.    --Chaucer.

4. Luxuriance; exuberance. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Syn: Voluptuousness; epicurism; effeminacy; sensuality;
     lasciviousness; dainty; delicacy; gratification.

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