[ suhmp-choo-uhs ]
/ ˈsʌmp tʃu əs /


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

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

Related forms

Can be confused

sumptuary sumptuous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sumptuously


/ (ˈsʌmptjʊəs) /


expensive or extravagantsumptuous costumes
magnificent; splendida sumptuous scene

Derived Forms

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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