luxuriant

Definitions

  • The Luxuries Of The Rich
    The Luxuries Of The Rich
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj luxuriant produced or growing in extreme abundance "their riotous blooming"
    • adj luxuriant displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses "an epicurean banquet","enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs","Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence","a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness"
    • adj luxuriant marked by complexity and richness of detail "an elaborate lace pattern"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Luxuriant Exuberant in growth; rank; excessive; profuse; very abundant; as, a luxuriant growth of grass; luxuriant foliage. "Prune the luxuriant , the uncouth refine."
    • Luxuriant Having or producing an abundance of elaborate details; unrestrained; -- of imagery or ornamentation.
    • Luxuriant Producing luxuriant growth; very fertile; -- of soil.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • luxuriant Exuberant in growth; abundant: as, luxuriant foliage.
    • luxuriant Exuberant in quantity; superfluous in abundance.
    • luxuriant Supplied in great abundance; replete.
    • luxuriant In botany, having the floral envelop so multiplied as to destroy the essential parts: said of a flower: opposed to mutilated. Synonyms and Luxurious, Luxuriant. See luxurious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Luxuriant exuberant in growth: overabundant
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Quotations

  • Fitz-Greene Halleck
    Fitz-Greene Halleck
    “I cannot spare the luxury of believing that all things beautiful are what they seem.”
  • Charlie Chaplin
    Charlie%20Chaplin
    “The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.”
  • Albert Greenfield
    Albert Greenfield
    “For me, hard work represents the supreme luxury of life.”
  • Charles De Montesquieu
    Charles%20De%20Montesquieu
    “Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.”
  • Hannah More
    Hannah%20More
    “Luxury! more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains.”
  • Cher
    Cher
    “Men aren't necessities. They're luxuries.”

Idioms

In the lap of luxury - People in the lap of luxury are very wealthy and have have everything that money can buy.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. luxurians, p. pr. of luxuriare,: cf. F. luxuriant,. See Luxuriate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. luxurie—L. luxuria, luxury—luxus, excess.

Usage

In literature:

And his quick gaze took in the luxury of the setting for the little drama he felt was about to be enacted.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
This is certainly sailing luxuriously, if not swiftly.
"A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'" by Annie Allnut Brassey
Now he leaned back luxuriously, and was content to wait.
"The Forest Runners" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Cicero is more luxuriant in amplification, and he has strength and vehemence.
"A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence" by Cornelius Tacitus
Little was left for them to do and they still luxuriated in rest.
"The Free Rangers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Mahogany and gold shone more luxuriously.
"Your United States" by Arnold Bennett
It is always found in greater luxuriance at places where there is no spring.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
As our bodies accustom themselves to luxury and cleanliness, theirs grow hardened to deprivation and filth.
"The Woman Who Toils" by Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
Thou art a child, brought up in every luxury at home and thou understandest nothing.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
The air wafted about hither and thither in little, cool, damp puffs, which were a luxury to inhale.
"Bressant" by Julian Hawthorne
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In poetry:

Alone I lie, buried amid
The long luxurious grass;
The bats flit round me, born and hid
In twilight's wavering mass.
"Songs of the Summer Nights" by George MacDonald
You, who wipe the tearful eye,
You, who stop the rising sigh;
You, whose souls have understood
The luxury of doing good.
"Inscription In A Beautiful Retreat Called Fairy Bower" by Hannah More
But he who lets his feelings run
In soft luxurious flow,
Shrinks when hard service must be done,
And faints at every woe.
"Flowers Without Fruit" by John Henry Newman
She sits down on the flowery turf
Her head drooped on her hand;
Her soft luxuriant golden curls
Are by the breezes fanned.
"Alexander And Zenobia" by Anne Bronte
For when it streams from that pure source,
No bribes the heart can win,
To check, or alter from its course
The luxury within.
"Addressed To Miss Macartney, Afterwards Mrs. Greville, On Reading The Prayer For Indifference" by William Cowper
A second: “Lo, Passion was wilful;
And, glad with voluptuous sighs,
He held it luxurious trouble
To ache for luxurious eyes!
"For Ever" by Henry Kendall

In news:

Like many luxury merchants, watch retailer Tourneau puts a strong emphasis on clienteling, or maintaining highly personal relationships between sales associates and customers.
The popular SUV continues to deliver off-road performance with luxurious styling inside and out.
Buyer 's Gilt': Digital Luxury Site Selling Hermès Birkin Bags for Ungodly Amount of Money.
RUSSIAN REVOLUTION The flamboyant Marussia B2, a Russian luxury sports car that is to be built northwest of Helsinki.
Battle Of The Pavement-Eating, Luxury Four-Seater Drop-Tops.
Putting America Back in the Luxury-Car Business.
Karl Lagerfeld's Luxury Lingerie Protege is Former Call Girl Zahia Dehar.
Three years after they left Vero Beach, the Dodgers are settling into their luxurious spring home in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale.
Camouflage in myriad variations retains its popularity in designer lines and luxury accessories.
Introducing a luxurious new Dominican resort collection free from traditional boundaries.
Create the top luxury hotel in Washington.
Eucalyptus at Beaumont Overcomes Roadblocks to Become Luxury Boat/RV Storage Facility.
Flying B SUV is Luxuriously Utilitarian.
Is this the future of luxury.
Luxury-Car Sales Have Exploded But Cadillac Fell from Leadership With an Aging Customer Base.
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In science:

Should one have the luxury of high statistics, one can do the partial wave analysis or select some particular final states, in which one of the two states would dominate.
Production of spin-3 mesons in diffractive DIS
This is a slightly different point of view than the one taken here (where we no longer have the luxury of referring to a zero-surgery).
Holomorphic disks and link invariants
Next evident approach is to use the indexed temporary array for luxury operation.
Pseudo-random number generators for Monte Carlo simulations on Graphics Processing Units
Third approach which really allows to make algorithm faster and in practice minimize the dependence of the execution time on luxury level, is the “planar” scheme.
Pseudo-random number generators for Monte Carlo simulations on Graphics Processing Units
However to perform luxury in the planar implementation of the RANLUX, it is convenient to discard some larger number than ones, proposed by L¨uscher .
Pseudo-random number generators for Monte Carlo simulations on Graphics Processing Units
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