- entailing great expense, as from choice materials, fine work, etc.; costly: a sumptuous residence.
- luxuriously fine or large; lavish; splendid: a sumptuous feast.
Origin of sumptuous
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Examples from the Web for sumptuously
Christmas morning, we take seats in the sumptuously appointed living room of a top Ankawa official, the silver-haired Femi Mattih.Iraqi Christians Celebrate in Exile
December 25, 2010
Like the others of the suite, it was sumptuously and tastefully furnished.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
Indeed, they were sumptuously, lavishly, prodigally provided for.Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer
Cyrus Townsend Brady
The apartment was sumptuously furnished in two colors—amber and lazulite.Mizora: A Prophecy
Mary E. Bradley
One room was sumptuously furnished for her private accommodation.Louis XIV., Makers of History Series
John S. C. Abbott
And most sumptuously tropical, as to character of foliage and opulence of it.Following the Equator, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
- expensive or extravagantsumptuous costumes
- magnificent; splendida sumptuous scene
Word Origin and History for sumptuously
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.)).