luxury

noun
1 comfort and pleasure
ADJECTIVE
great, pure, sheer

It was sheer luxury to step into a hot bath.

ultimate

the ultimate luxury of a sauna in your own home

relative

We lived in relative luxury.

real
modern
… OF LUXURY
touch

Silk sheets added the final touch of luxury.

VERB + LUXURY
enjoy

We enjoyed the luxury of an expensive bottle of wine.

afford

We can't afford such luxury.

live in
offer

The resort offers luxury on a grand scale.

LUXURY + NOUN
hotel
car, coach (BrE), liner (BrE), sedan (AmE), yacht
cruise
apartment, flat (BrE), home
goods, items
brand

people who can afford to buy luxury brands

PREPOSITION
in luxury

brought up in luxury

PHRASES
have the luxury of (doing) sth

He had the luxury of spending time at his family's summer home.

a life of luxury

He wasn't dead, but living a life of luxury in Australia.

the lap of luxury

You're certainly living in the lap of luxury!

2 sth expensive and unnecessary
ADJECTIVE
expensive, unaffordable
affordable
little, simple, small

one of life's little luxuries

unnecessary
rare

Bathrooms were a rare luxury at that time.

modern
VERB + LUXURY
afford

We can't afford luxuries.

enjoy, have, indulge in
do without
miss

He missed the simple luxuries of life, like regular meals.

LUXURY + NOUN
tax
PHRASES
have every luxury

She's had every luxury in life.


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