sumptuous

[ suhmp-choo-uhs ]
/ ˈsʌmp tʃu əs /

adjective

entailing great expense, as from choice materials, fine work, etc.; costly: a sumptuous residence.
luxuriously fine or large; lavish; splendid: a sumptuous feast.

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Origin of sumptuous

1475–85; <Latin sūmptuōsus, equivalent to sūmptu(s) expense (see sumptuary) + -ōsus-ous

OTHER WORDS FROM sumptuous

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sumptuous

sumptuary, sumptuous
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British Dictionary definitions for sumptuous

sumptuous
/ (ˈsʌmptjʊəs) /

adjective

expensive or extravagantsumptuous costumes
magnificent; splendida sumptuous scene

Derived forms of sumptuous

sumptuously, adverbsumptuousness or sumptuosity (ˌsʌmptjʊˈɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for sumptuous

C16: from Old French somptueux, from Latin sumptuōsus costly, from sumptus; see sumptuary
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