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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Definitions for sumptuous

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

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Citations for sumptuous
In the sumptuous and enormous hotel room Rick Deckard sat reading the typed carbon sheets on the two androids Roy and Irmgard Baty. Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, 1968
She wears a white linen cap, a yellow woollen jacket with green work sleeves, a red skirt, and an apron of a stunningly sumptuous blue. Peter Schjeldahl, "Dutch Touch," The New Yorker, September 21, 2009
Origin of sumptuous
Sumptuous is related to the word sumptuary and comes from the Latin word sūmptus meaning "expense."