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lux·u·ry

 (lŭg′zhə-rē, lŭk′shə-)
n. pl. lux·u·ries
1. Sumptuous or extremely comfortable living or surroundings: lives in luxury.
2.
a. Something that is not essential but provides pleasure and comfort: felt entitled to a few luxuries after so much hard work.
b. 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.
adj.
Providing luxury: a luxury car.

[Middle English luxurie, lust, from Old French, from Latin luxuria, excess, luxury, from luxus.]
Synonyms: luxury, extravagance, frill
These nouns denote something desirable that is not a necessity: the real luxury of riding in a limousine; a simple wedding without any extravagances; caviar and other culinary frills.
Antonym: necessity

luxury

(ˈlʌkʃərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. indulgence in and enjoyment of rich, comfortable, and sumptuous living
2. (sometimes plural) something that is considered an indulgence rather than a necessity
3. something pleasant and satisfying: the luxury of independence.
4. (modifier) relating to, indicating, or supplying luxury: a luxury liner.
[C14 (in the sense: lechery): via Old French from Latin luxuria excess, from luxus extravagance]

lux•u•ry

(ˈlʌk ʃə ri, ˈlʌg ʒə-)

n., pl. -ries,
adj. n.
1. a material object, service, etc., conducive to physical comfort or sumptuous living, but usu. not a necessity of life.
2. free indulgence in the comforts and pleasures afforded by such things: a life of luxury.
3. a means of ministering to indulgence: the luxury of choosing.
4. a pleasure out of the ordinary allowed to oneself: the luxury of an extra piece of cake.
5. a foolish or worthless form of self-indulgence: the luxury of self-pity.
6. Archaic. lust; lasciviousness; lechery.
adj.
7. of, pertaining to, or providing luxury: a luxury hotel.
[1300–50; Middle English luxurie < Latin luxuria rankness, luxuriance]

luxury

  • voluptuary - One totally into luxury and sensual pleasure.
  • deluxe - Once two words, it is French for "of luxury."
  • eadness - Happiness derived from luxury and wealth.
  • luxury - Once a word for "lechery, lasciviousness."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.luxury - something that is an indulgence rather than a necessityluxury - something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity
indulgence, self-indulgence - an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
2.luxury - the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
expensiveness - the quality of being high-priced
3.luxury - wealth as evidenced by sumptuous livingluxury - wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living
wealth, wealthiness - the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money; "great wealth is not a sign of great intelligence"

luxury

noun
2. extravagance, treat, extra, indulgence, frill, nonessential We never had money for little luxuries.
extravagance necessity, need
3. pleasure, delight, comfort, satisfaction, enjoyment, bliss, indulgence, gratification, wellbeing Relax in the luxury of a Roman-style bath.
pleasure difficulty, burden, misery, discomfort, hardship, uphill (S. African), infliction
Quotations
"Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessities" [John Lothrop Motley]

luxury

noun
Something costly and unnecessary:
Translations
تَرَف، بَذْخرَفَاهِيَةٌكَماليّات
luxuspřepychpřepychovýzbytečnost
luksusluksus-luksusting
ylellisyysloistoluksus
luksuzraskoš
luxuscikk
lúxus, munaîur
贅沢
사치
prabangiaiprabangos dalykas
greznībagreznuma-greznuma priekšmetsgreznums
prepych
potratarazkošje
lyx
ความหรูหรา
sự xa xỉ

luxury

[ˈlʌkʃərɪ]
A. N (= opulence) → lujo m; (= extravagance, treat) → lujo m; (= article) → artículo m de lujo
to live in luxuryvivir con mucho lujo
a holiday is a luxury we can't affordunas vacaciones son un lujo que no nos podemos permitir
B. CPD [goods, apartment] → de lujo
luxury tax Nimpuesto m de lujo

luxury

[ˈlʌkʃəri]
n
(= comfort) → luxe m
It was luxury! → C'était un vrai luxe!
to live in luxury, to live a life of luxury → vivre dans le luxe
(= costly thing) → luxe m
to be a luxury (= expensive) → être un luxe
(= indulgence) → luxe m
It's a luxury to be able to lie in → C'est un luxe que de pouvoir faire la grasse matinée.
little luxuries → petites gâteries fpl
modif [car, apartment, brand] → de luxe
a luxury hotel → un hôtel de luxe
luxury goods → articles mpl de luxe

luxury

n
(in general) → Luxus m; (of car, house etc)luxuriöse or feudale Ausstattung, Komfort m; to live a life of luxuryein Luxusleben or ein Leben im Luxus führen
(= article)Luxus m no pl; we can’t allow ourselves many luxurieswir können uns (dat)nicht viel Luxus leisten; little luxuriesLuxus m; (to eat) → kleine Genüsse pl
adj attrLuxus-; luxury carLuxusauto nt; luxury flat (esp Brit) or apartmentLuxus- or Komfortwohnung f; luxury goodsLuxusgüter pl; luxury linerLuxusdampfer m; luxury taxLuxussteuer f

luxury

[ˈlʌkʃrɪ]
1. n (gen) → lusso; (article) → (oggetto di) lusso
2. adj (goods, apartment) → di lusso

luxury

(ˈlakʃəri) plural ˈluxuries noun
1. great comfort usually amongst expensive things. They live in luxury; (also adjective) gold jewellery and other luxury goods.
2. something pleasant but not necessary, and often rare and expensive. We're going to give up all those luxuries and only spend money on essentials.
luxurious (lagˈzjuəriəs) adjective
supplied with luxuries. a really luxurious flat/life.
luˈxuriously adverb
luˈxuriousness noun

luxury

رَفَاهِيَةٌ luxus luksus Luxus πολυτέλεια lujo ylellisyys luxe luksuz lusso 贅沢 사치 luxe luksus luksus luxo роскошь lyx ความหรูหรา lüks sự xa xỉ 奢侈
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