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Luxuriant and Luxurious are easily confused words and are often wrongly substituted with each other. Both are Adjectives but with different root words.

Luxuriant

It is derived from the noun Luxuriance

Luxuriant means growing prolifically and being in abundance - luxuriant vines. It usually depicts excessiveness of growth - luxuriant hair

Adverb : Luxuriantly


Luxurious

It is derived from the noun Luxury

Luxurious means displaying richness and superiority (due to being costly) - luxurious home, liking luxuries and comforts - luxurious tastes, being extravagant luxurious holiday

Related forms

Adverb : Luxuriously

Noun : Luxuriousness

Note : One can have a luxurious home but not a luxuriant home and similarly vegetation can be luxuriant but not luxurious


Sample Usage

Luxuriant

1. The first thing that strikes about Susan is her luxuriant hair.

2. The entry to the bunglow was through its luxuriant gardens.

3. My friend is extremely fond of his luxuriant moustache

Luxurious

1. The new hotel in the neighborhood caters to those who want something more luxurious.

2. Reema had no qualms about moving into a small apartment despite having lived in a luxurious house all her life.

3. I enjoyed the luxurious trip to Europe with my friends.


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