gilded vs luxurious what difference

what is difference between gilded and luxurious

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɪldɪd/

Verb

gilded

  1. simple past tense and past participle of gild

Adjective

gilded

  1. Having the color or quality of gold.
  2. Made of gold or covered by a thin layer of gold.
  3. Having a falsely pleasant appearance; sugarcoated.
    • 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II Scene 7
      All that glisters is not gold;
      Often have you heard that told:
      Many a man his life hath sold
      But my outside to behold:
      Gilded tombs do worms infold.
      Had you been as wise as bold,
      Young in limbs, in judgement old,
      Your answer had not been inscroll’d:
      Fare you well; your suit is cold.

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • glided


English

Etymology

From Middle English luxurious, from Old French luxurios (modern French luxurieux), from Latin luxuriosus (rank, luxuriant, profuse, excessive, immoderate), from luxuria (rankness, luxury), from luxus (extravagance, luxury).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /lʌɡˈʒʊɹ.i.əs/, /lʌɡˈzjʊɹ.i.əs/, /lʌkˈsjʊɹ.i.əs/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /lʌɡˈʒʊɹ.i.əs/, /lʌkˈʃʊɹ.i.əs/

Adjective

luxurious (comparative more luxurious, superlative most luxurious)

  1. Very fine in quality and comfortable.
    a luxurious hotel suite
  2. (dated) Enjoying the pleasures of luxury.
    • 1857, Lectures Delivered Before the Young Men’s Christian Association
      When one looks at the elegantly dressed people round the gaming table, who perhaps laugh at everything which impresses other people with awe, who scoff at the Church and the Bible, one could scarcely think it possible that these enlightened, pleasure-loving, luxurious men of the world, carry on in secret, cabalistic nonsense, turning over cards, fortune telling, studying the significance of signs and dreams []

Synonyms

  • epicurean

Antonyms

  • impoverished
  • abstemious

Related terms

  • luxuriant
  • luxuriate
  • luxuriously
  • luxury

Translations

See also

  • sumptuous

Further reading

  • luxurious in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • luxurious at OneLook Dictionary Search

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • luxsorius, luxorious, luxoryows, luxuryouse, luxuriouse

Etymology

From Old French luxurios, from Latin luxuriosus; equivalent to luxurie +‎ -ous.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lukˈsjuːriˌuːs/, /lukˈsjuːrius/

Adjective

luxurious

  1. Lusty, lascivious; sexually transgressive.
  2. Shocking; surprising in a negative way.

Descendants

  • English: luxurious

References

  • “luxūriǒus, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-10-20.

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