adjective sump·tu·ous \ˈsəm(p)(t)-shə-wəs, -shəs, -shwəs\

: very expensive, rich, or impressive

Full Definition of SUMPTUOUS

:  extremely costly, rich, luxurious, or magnificent <sumptuous banquets> <a sumptuous residence>; also :  magnificent 4
sump·tu·ous·ly adverb
sump·tu·ous·ness noun

Examples of SUMPTUOUS

  1. <the cruise ship claims to offer sumptuous furnishings, exquisitely prepared cuisine, and stellar entertainment>


Middle English, from Latin sumptuosus, from sumptus
First Known Use: 15th century
SUMPTUOUS Defined for Kids


adjective sump·tu·ous \ˈsəmp-chə-wəs\

Definition of SUMPTUOUS for Kids

:  very expensive or luxurious <a sumptuous meal> <a sumptuous fabric>


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