The definition of sumptuous is magnificent, costly, a high expense.
An example of sumptuous is a beautifully furnished house with 50 rooms in it.
- involving great expense; costly; lavish
- magnificent or splendid, as in furnishings, etc.
Origin of sumptuousMiddle English from Old French sumptueux from Classical Latin sumptuosus from sumptus: see sumptuary
Of a size or splendor suggesting great expense; lavish: “He likes big meals, so I cook sumptuous ones” ( Anaïs Nin )
Origin of sumptuousMiddle English from Old French sumptueux from Latin sūmptuōsus from sūmptus expense ; see sumptuary .
(comparative more sumptuous, superlative most sumptuous)