- The definition of sumptuous is magnificent, costly, a high expense.
An example of sumptuous is a beautifully furnished house with 50 rooms in it.
sumptuous definition by Webster's New World
- involving great expense; costly; lavish
- magnificent or splendid, as in furnishings, etc.
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French sumptueux ; from Classical Latin sumptuosus ; from sumptus: see sumptuary
sumptuous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, from Old French sumptueux, from Latin sūmptuōsus, from sūmptus, expense; see sumptuary.
- sumpˈtu·ous·ly adverb
- sumpˈtu·ous·ness noun