Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Particularly elegant, luxurious, or elaborate for its kind; of superior quality or refinement.
  • adverb In an elegant and luxurious manner; sumptuously.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective impressively expensive; notably exceeding typical price or quality.
  • adjective especially elegant and sumptuous; of the highest quality.

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  • adjective Being very fine in quality or luxurious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective elegant and sumptuous
  • adjective elegant and sumptuous
  • adjective rich and superior in quality

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French de luxe, of luxury : de, of + luxe, luxury.]

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From French de luxe ("of luxury"), from Latin luxus ("excess").

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  • Mediocre in a big way.

    April 26, 2009