noun, plural luxuries.
a material object, service, etc., conducive to sumptuous living, usually a delicacy, elegance, or refinement of living rather than a necessity:
Gold cufflinks were a luxury not allowed for in his budget.
free or habitual indulgence in or enjoyment of comforts and pleasures in addition to those necessary for a reasonable standard of well-being:
a life of luxury on the French Riviera.
a means of ministering to such indulgence or enjoyment:
This travel plan gives you the luxury of choosing which countries you can visit.
a pleasure out of the ordinary allowed to oneself:
the luxury of an extra piece of the cake.
a foolish or worthless form of self-indulgence:
the luxury of self-pity.
Archaic. lust; lasciviousness; lechery.
of, relating to, or affording luxury:
a luxury hotel.
noun (pl) -ries
indulgence in and enjoyment of rich, comfortable, and sumptuous living
(sometimes pl) something that is considered an indulgence rather than a necessity
something pleasant and satisfying: the luxury of independence
(modifier) relating to, indicating, or supplying luxury: a luxury liner
see: lap of luxury


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