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luxury

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Middle English luxurie, from Old French luxurie, from Latin luxuria (rankness, luxury), from luxus (extravagance, luxury).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlʌk.ʃə.ɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈlʌɡʒəɹi/, /ˈlʌkʃəɹi/
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NounEdit

luxury (plural luxuries)

  1. Very wealthy and comfortable surroundings.
  2. Something desirable but expensive.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter 1, The Purchase Price:
      “[…] We are engaged in a great work, a treatise on our river fortifications, perhaps ? But since when did army officers afford the luxury of amanuenses in this simple republic ? []
  3. Something very pleasant but not really needed in life.

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TranslationsEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

luxury (comparative more luxury, superlative most luxury)

  1. very expensive

Related termsEdit

External linksEdit

  • luxury in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • luxury at OneLook Dictionary Search