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sumptuous

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

Simple Definition of sumptuous

  • : very expensive, rich, or impressive

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sumptuous

  1. :  extremely costly, rich, luxurious, or magnificent <sumptuous banquets> <a sumptuous residence>; also :  magnificent 4

sumptuously

adverb

sumptuousness

noun

Examples of sumptuous in a sentence

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



Did You Know?

The word sumptuous can be used to describe both lush surroundings and rich desserts, and it has an equally rich history. The word, which appeared in English in the 15th century, derives via Middle English from the Latin noun sumptus, meaning "expense." "Sumptus" is related to the Latin verb sumere, which means "take" or "spend" and from which we get a treasure trove of useful verbs: "consume" ("to use up or spend"), "subsume" ("to include or place in something larger"), "resume" ("to take up again"), and "assume" ("to take upon oneself"). Another "sumere" descendant is our adjective "sumptuary," which means "relating to one's extravagant expenditures."

Origin and Etymology of sumptuous

Middle English, from Latin sumptuosus, from sumptus


First Known Use: 15th century


SUMPTUOUS Defined for Kids

sumptuous

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adjective sump·tu·ous \ˈsəmp-chə-wəs\

Definition of sumptuous for Students

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





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