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noun luxury pronunciation in British English /ˈlʌkʃəri/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] something expensive that you enjoy but do not really need

    She likes to have a few luxuries like fresh flowers.

    1. a.
      something that you would like to do but is not completely necessary

      I'm afraid that spending time getting the work perfect is a luxury we can't afford.

    2. b.
      something that you very much enjoy because you do not get it very often

      An evening to himself was a luxury that he guarded jealously.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] a situation in which you are very comfortable, with the best and most expensive things around you

    They live a life of absolute luxury.

    a weekend in the luxury of one of New York's premier hotels


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