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
And he was sumptuously at home with the blues, as a style and a sensibility but never as an affectation.
The music room, sumptuously arched, has an ecclesiastical flavor.
The laborer should, if not so sumptuously, be as comfortably housed and sheltered as his employer.
Temporary quarters were fitted up sumptuously for them aft on the spar deck.
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