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Etymology edit

From Middle English luxurious, from Old French luxurios (modern French luxurieux), from Latin luxuriosus (rank, luxuriant, profuse, excessive, immoderate), from luxuria (rankness, luxury), from luxus (extravagance, luxury).

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  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /lʌɡˈʒʊə.ɹɪəs/, /lʌɡˈzjʊə.ɹɪəs/, /lʌkˈsjʊə.ɹɪəs/
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  • (General American) IPA(key): /lʌɡˈʒʊɹ.i.əs/, /lʌkˈʃʊɹ.i.əs/

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luxurious (comparative more luxurious, superlative most luxurious)

  1. Very fine in quality and comfortable.
    a luxurious hotel suite
    • 1947 January and February, “Notes and News: New Southern Channel Steamer”, in Railway Magazine, page 49:
      With her luxurious furnishings and spacious accommodation the Invicta, which is 350-ft. long and has a gross tonnage of 4,178, resembles a small liner.
  2. (dated) Enjoying the pleasures of luxury.
    • 1857, Lectures Delivered Before the Young Men's Christian Association, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      When one looks at the elegantly dressed people round the gaming table, who perhaps laugh at everything which impresses other people with awe, who scoff at the Church and the Bible, one could scarcely think it possible that these enlightened, pleasure-loving, luxurious men of the world, carry on in secret, cabalistic nonsense, turning over cards, fortune telling, studying the significance of signs and dreams []

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Etymology edit

From Old French luxurios, from Latin luxuriosus; equivalent to luxurie +‎ -ous.

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  • IPA(key): /lukˈsjuːriˌuːs/, /lukˈsjuːrius/

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  1. Lusty, lascivious; sexually transgressive.
  2. Shocking; surprising in a negative way.

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  • English: luxurious

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