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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Example sentences
The festival is a three-day-long celebration that combines sumptuous feasts as
  well as rigid fasting.
The doctors trade their time for sumptuous cuisine, paid for by the sponsoring
  drug company.
The memory of the glamorous carriages, sumptuous cuisine, and personal service
  will stay with you forever.
Two sumptuous new coffee table books offer decidedly different insights into
  the enigmatic colossus.
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