entailing great expense, as from choice materials, fine work, etc.; costly: a sumptuous residence.
luxuriously fine or large; lavish; splendid: a sumptuous feast.
- sump·tu·ous·ly, adverb
- sump·tu·ous·ness, noun
- un·sump·tu·ous, adjective
- un·sump·tu·ous·ly, adverb
- un·sump·tu·ous·ness, noun
- sumptuary, sumptuous
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How to use sumptuous in a sentence
In the spring of 1841, during this unsettled time, Ballard, who owned an importing business near the seaport and lived in the sumptuous Astor House, saw Norman and engineered a meeting with her.A shocking 19th-century crime reveals the continued need for gender equality | Julie Miller | December 27, 2020 | Washington Post
This sumptuous Gothic building near Edinburgh Castle will make you feel like you’re in an interactive and very well-funded production of Macbeth.
Maybe sumptuous hides, warm wood trim and all-encompassing 16-speaker Bespoke audio aren’t enough when your car carries a condominium’s price tag.The first Rolls-Royce SUV has tricks that might actually justify its price tag | Dan Carney | October 5, 2020 | Popular-Science
That sumptuous stream of earnings—accounting for all of Tesla’s operating profits in the first half of 2020, by Fortune’s estimate—has probably peaked, and will begin a long slide before pretty much vanishing in a few years.Tesla’s biggest profit center is dangerously close to running out of power | Shawn Tully | September 30, 2020 | Fortune
They prepare a sumptuous meal and invite their friends but, of course, nothing goes as planned.
Lunch finally arrives, this time not a sumptuous feast but fish wrapped in a military newspaper distributed on U.S. bases.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley | Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman | November 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The table was set with the Cavendish silver and crystal and various sumptuous-looking bottles from the wine cellar.The Duchess Who Secretly Loved Elvis: Remembering Lunch with 'Debo,' The Last Mitford Sister | Lloyd Grove | September 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“sumptuous,” Huston continued, pointing out the image of a richly crimson carriage interior.The Kardashian Hegemony: Mario and Kim Take Hollywood | Lloyd Grove | February 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Apple has long been known for luring the best talent the tech world can offer to its sumptuous Cupertino headquarters.
People like sumptuous things, and will pay to have them, especially when the copies lack the look and feel of the original.
The startled guests filed hastily across to find a dainty but sumptuous repast served at little tables.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
In the sumptuous dining-room, their elbows on the table, full of meat and drink, they planned and discussed.The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet
And the baroness threw a furtive look on the ancient and sumptuous clock in a corner of the room.The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet
The autumn was unusually fine, and the colours sumptuous beyond description.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird
Far up against Dalgrothe Mountain appeared a sumptuous star, mystical and red.When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete | Gilbert Parker
British Dictionary definitions for sumptuous
expensive or extravagant: sumptuous costumes
magnificent; splendid: a sumptuous scene
- sumptuously, adverb
- sumptuousness or sumptuosity (ˌsʌmptjʊˈɒsɪtɪ), noun
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