Luxury

Lux"u*ry

(?), n.;
pl. Luxuries (#).
[L. luxuria, fr. luxus: cf. F. luxure.] 1. A free indulgence in costly food, dress, furniture, or anything expensive which gratifies the appetites or tastes.
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Riches expose a man to pride and luxury.
Spectator.
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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 necessity.
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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.
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3. Lechery; lust. [Obs.] Shak.
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Luxury is in wine and drunkenness.
Chaucer.
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4. Luxuriance; exuberance. [Obs.] Bacon.

Syn. -- Voluptuousness; epicurism; effeminacy; sensuality; lasciviousness; dainty; delicacy; gratification.
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