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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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