Sumptuous meaning

sŭmpcho͝o-əs
The definition of sumptuous is magnificent, costly, a high expense.

An example of sumptuous is a beautifully furnished house with 50 rooms in it.

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Magnificent or splendid, as in furnishings, etc.
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Magnificent, luxurious, extremely good.
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Of a size or splendor suggesting great expense; lavish.
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Involving great expense; costly; lavish.
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Origin of sumptuous

  • Middle English from Old French sumptueux from Latin sūmptuōsus from sūmptus expense sumptuary

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French somptueux, from Latin sumptuōsus, from sÅ«mptus (“cost, charge, expense"), perfect passive participle of sÅ«mō, sÅ«mere (“take").

    From Wiktionary