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luxury

noun
 
 
/ˈlʌkʃəri/
COMFORT/PLEASURE [U] B1 great comfort or pleasure from expensive or beautiful things: to live in luxury a luxury apartment/carWealthiness and wealthyExpensive and luxuriousCosting too much
NOT NECESSARY [C] something expensive that you enjoy but do not need: It's nice to buy people the little luxuries that they wouldn't buy themselves.Too much and unnecessaryExpensive and luxuriousCosting too much
RARE PLEASURE [U, no plural] B2 something that gives you a lot of pleasure but which you cannot often do: A day off work is such a luxury.Pleasure and happiness
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