sumptuosity

noun
sump·​tu·​os·​i·​ty | \ ˌsəm(p)chəˈwäsətē \
plural -es

Definition of sumptuosity

: expensive magnificence or elegance : lavish display : luxuriousness most children like sumptuosity— Sylvia T. Warner

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History and Etymology for sumptuosity

Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French sumptuosité, from Late Latin sumptuositat-, sumptuositas, from Latin sumptuosus + -itat-, -itas -ity

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“Sumptuosity.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sumptuosity. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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