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” (Ana&idie;s Nin).
Origin of sumptuousMiddle English, from Old French sumptueux, from Latin s&umacron;mptu&omacron;sus, from s&umacron;mptus, expense; see sumptuary.
(comparative more sumptuous, superlative most sumptuous)