Definition of 'luxury'
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These two clubs were not afforded the luxury of parachute payments but succeeded. The Sun (2016)My railcard is an essential rather than a luxury. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It also gives less weight to luxury homes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Think of the modern game, how for years counterattacking became almost a luxury item. Times, Sunday Times (2017)But she used it to pay for holidays, expensive handbags and luxury cars. The Sun (2016)Individuals now see their PCs as a necessity rather than a luxury. Computing (2010)In the first, she's enjoying the unattainable luxuries of first class. The Sun (2016)Luxury brands enjoyed a Brexit boost after June as tourists went on a spending spree because of the weak pound. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He also accompanies her to foreign book festivals and generally enjoys the luxury more than she does. Times, Sunday Times (2013)These days many families can afford little luxuries. Christianity Today (2000)It is not necessary to abandon luxury to acquire an idea of authenticity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The next generation has adjusted to wealth and luxury. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Most of the luxury items she accrued over the years are still frozen assets. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The emphasis is on comfort rather than luxury. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Many people see them as an essential rather than a luxury. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Having a close family is a great luxury in this day and age. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That is not a luxury we can afford. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Today a widescreen monitor is more of a necessity than a luxury. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Your thoughts will turn to physical pleasures and luxuries you can indulge in. The Sun (2015)Is it a life of luxury in hotels? Times, Sunday Times (2009)How about taxing caviar and luxury holiday homes? The Sun (2012)We used to think manned space flight was an expensive luxury with little real value. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Jealousy was a luxury she could little afford. The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge (2006)Cash was becoming increasingly necessary as new luxuries and technologies had to be paid for. THE FOUR NATIONS: A History of the United Kingdom (2002)Thousands of retailers have found that luxury foods are being stolen for individual use rather than to be sold on. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That is the luxury he enjoys. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They have also owned property in Barbados and an apartment on a luxury cruiser. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Until then, he should not live in luxury. The Sun (2015)Home for the week can all be a superb holiday home or one of the to ten in luxury apartments sleeping up manor house. The Sun (2006)What is your favourite luxury? The Sun (2015)A comfortable train, it allows encounters with locals, unlike the luxury trains. Times, Sunday Times (2015)FANCY a week of luxury pampering in Sri Lanka? The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'luxury'
British English: luxury /ˈlʌkʃərɪ/ NOUN
Luxury is very great comfort, especially among beautiful and expensive surroundings.
He leads a life of luxury.
- American English: luxury
- Arabic: رَفَاهِيَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: luxo
- Chinese: 奢侈
- Croatian: luksuz
- Czech: luxus
- Danish: luksus
- Dutch: luxe
- European Spanish: lujo
- Finnish: ylellisyys
- French: luxe
- German: Luxus
- Greek: πολυτέλεια
- Italian: lusso
- Japanese: 贅沢
- Korean: 사치
- Norwegian: luksus
- Polish: luksus
- European Portuguese: luxo
- Romanian: lux
- Russian: роскошь
- Spanish: lujo
- Swedish: lyx
- Thai: ความหรูหรา
- Turkish: lüks
- Ukrainian: розкіш
- Vietnamese: sự xa xỉ
British English: luxury ADJECTIVE
A luxury item is something expensive which is not necessary but which gives you pleasure.
He could not afford luxury food on his pay.
Definition of luxury from the Collins English Dictionary
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