Luxury definition

lŭgzhə-rē, lŭkshə-
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Providing luxury.

A luxury car.

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The use and enjoyment of the best and most costly things that offer the most physical comfort and satisfaction.
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Luxury is defined as something that is not essential but is expensive, desirable or valuable and provides comfort.

An example of luxury is a description for expensive cars and big mansions.

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Sumptuous or extremely comfortable living or surroundings.

Lives in luxury.

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Something producing such pleasure or comfort.
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Anything contributing to such enjoyment, usually something considered unnecessary to life and health.
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The definition of a luxury is something that is not essential but is desirable and often expensive or the state of having or enjoying desirable and expensive things.

An example of luxury is a day at the spa.

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Something desirable but expensive.
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Something very pleasant but not really needed in life.
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Very expensive.
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The unusual intellectual or emotional pleasure or comfort derived from some specified thing.

To give in to the luxury of tears.

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Something that is desirable but expensive or hard to obtain or do.

Did not have the luxury of working in an up-to-date laboratory.

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Very wealthy and comfortable surroundings.
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Characterized by luxury.
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Something that is not essential but provides pleasure and comfort.

Felt entitled to a few luxuries after so much hard work.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
luxury
Plural:
luxuries

Origin of luxury

  • Middle English luxurie lust from Old French from Latin luxuria excess, luxury from luxus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary