Origin of sumptuous
Examples from the Web for sumptuous
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|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|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 effect is rather like a sumptuous multiple-course dinner where the diners are handcuffed to the table.
As the wealth of the leading planters increased they gradually surrounded themselves with elegant homes and sumptuous furnishings.Patrician and Plebeian|Thomas J. Wertenbaker
Such is the refined Philoe—such the magnificent Dendera—such the sumptuous Edfou!Sketches|Benjamin Disraeli
Eventually, if he succeeded, his office would be the most sumptuous thing in it.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
Then came the mid-day dinner, which was sumptuous; host and guests both ate and drank more than was good for their health.Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)|John Morley
The dinner had been sumptuous—veal cutlets, a cut from the joint, dessert, coffee and liqueurs.The Old Man in the Corner|Baroness Orczy
British Dictionary definitions for sumptuous
Word Origin for sumptuous
Word Origin and History for sumptuous
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.)).