sumptuousness

sumptuous

[suhmp-choo-uhs]
adjective
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.

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

sumptuously, adverb
sumptuousness, noun
unsumptuous, adjective
unsumptuously, adverb
unsumptuousness, noun

sumptuary, sumptuous.


2. magnificent, luxurious, munificent.
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sumptuous (ˈsʌmptjʊəs)
 
adj
1.  expensive or extravagant: sumptuous costumes
2.  magnificent; splendid: a sumptuous scene
 
[C16: from Old French somptueux, from Latin sumptuōsus costly, from sumptus; see sumptuary]
 
'sumptuously
 
adv
 
'sumptuousness
 
n
 
sumptuosity
 
n

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sumptuous
late 15c., from O.Fr. sumptueux, from L. sumptuosus "costly, expensive," from sumptus "cost, expense," pp. of sumere "spend, consume, take," contraction of *sub-emere, from sub- "under" + emere "to take, buy" (see exempt).
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