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Luxurious or luxuriant?

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babyignoramus Wed 01-Oct-08 12:33:57

DH and I went to a wedding last week and he told his friends it was in a lovely hotel - 'very luxuriant' - to which I said, 'don't you mean luxurious?'. He thinks the terms are interchangeable, but I don't - but I can't explain why! Pedant needed to settle the argument.

Thanks!

JackieNo Wed 01-Oct-08 12:39:09

My Chambers Dictionary definition for luxuriant says:

'exuberant in growth; overabundant; profuse; (erroneously) luxurious.'

So there you gogrin.

babyignoramus Wed 01-Oct-08 14:00:55

Hah! Thank you.

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