The effect is rather like a sumptuous multiple-course dinner where the diners are handcuffed to the table.
Their sumptuous pork dumplings and braised beef noodles are not to be missed.
The Minangnese are known for their spicy, sumptuous cuisine.
Starring Damian Lewis and Gina McKee, it's a sumptuous and lush period drama about thwarted desire and the chains of matrimony.
People like sumptuous things, and will pay to have them, especially when the copies lack the look and feel of the original.
They were entertained in sumptuous splendor, by the same profession of men in Attalia.
All were clothed in stiff brocade, sumptuous but not gorgeous.
Come up, we will go unto kings at their own courts, and at their most sumptuous banquets be their guests.
The breakfast-room was not large, but sumptuous in all its appointments.
The material style of her beauty was of that sumptuous order which wealth embellishes to its greatest perfection.
late 15c., from Old French sumptueux, from Latin sumptuosus "costly, expensive," from sumptus "cost, expense," past participle of sumere "spend, consume, take," contraction of *sub-emere, from sub- "under" + emere "to take, buy" (see exempt (adj.)).