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Meaning of SUMPTUOUS

Pronunciation:  'sumpchoous

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  rich and superior in quality; "a princely sum"; "gilded dining rooms"
 

SUMPTUOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: deluxe, gilded, luxurious, opulent, princely, rich
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sump"tu*ous\, a. [L. sumptuosus, fr. sumptus expanse,
cost: cf. F. somptueux. See {Sumptuary}.]
Involving large outlay or expense; costly; expensive; hence,
luxurious; splendid; magnificient; as, a sumptuous house or
table; sumptuous apparel.

      We are too magnificient and sumptuous in our tables and
      attendance.                              --Atterbury.

      She spoke, and turned her sumptuous head, with eyes Of
      shining expectation fixed on mine.       --Tennyson.
-- {Sump"tu*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Sump"tu*ous*ness}, n.

 

 

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