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LUXURY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does luxury mean? 

LUXURY (noun)
  The noun LUXURY has 3 senses:

1. something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity
2. the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
3. wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living

  Familiarity information: LUXURY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LUXURY (noun)


Sense 1luxury [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("luxury" is a kind of...):

indulgence; self-indulgence (an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires)


Sense 2luxury [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

lavishness; sumptuosity; luxury; sumptuousness

Hypernyms ("luxury" is a kind of...):

expensiveness (the quality of being high-priced)


Sense 3luxury [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

luxuriousness; opulence; sumptuousness; luxury

Hypernyms ("luxury" is a kind of...):

wealth; wealthiness (the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money)


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