Riches expose a man to pride and luxury.Spectator.
2. Anything which pleases the senses, is not necessary for life, and is also costly, or difficult to obtain; an expensive rarity; as, silks, jewels, and rare fruits are
luxuries; in some countries ice is a great
luxury. Contrasted to
He cut the side of a rock for a garden, and, by laying on it earth, furnished out a kind of luxury for a hermit.Addison.
3. Lechery; lust.
Luxury is in wine and drunkenness.Chaucer.
4. Luxuriance; exuberance. [Obs.] Bacon.
Syn. -- Voluptuousness; epicurism; effeminacy; sensuality; lasciviousness; dainty; delicacy; gratification.
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