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Definition of "luxury" []

  • Something inessential but conducive to pleasure and comfort. (noun)
  • Something expensive or hard to obtain. (noun)
  • Sumptuous living or surroundings: lives in luxury. (noun)
  • Providing luxury: a luxury car. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "luxury" in a sentence
  • "I regarded _tragic_ knowledge as the most beautiful luxury of our culture, as its most precious, most noble, most dangerous kind of prodigality; but, nevertheless, in view of its overflowing wealth, as a justifiable _luxury_."
  • "What we lack in luxury, is made up in great friendship and camaraderie ... unsurpassed."
  • "One of the reasons women want to start out in luxury is the fear of having to have inferior quality of goods or a less comforts."