sumptuous


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sump·tu·ous

 (sŭmp′cho͞o-əs)
adj.
Of a size or splendor suggesting great expense; lavish: "He likes big meals, so I cook sumptuous ones" (Anaïs Nin).

[Middle English, from Old French sumptueux, from Latin sūmptuōsus, from sūmptus, expense; see sumptuary.]

sump′tu·ous·ly adv.
sump′tu·ous·ness n.

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]
ˈsumptuously adv
ˈsumptuousness, sumptuosity n

sump•tu•ous

(ˈsʌmp tʃu əs)

adj.
1. entailing great expense, as from choice materials.
2. luxuriously fine or large; lavish: a sumptuous feast.
[1475–85; < Latin sūmptuōsus,=sūmptu(s) expense (see sumptuary) + -ōsus -ous]
sump′tu•ous•ly, adv.
sump′tu•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sumptuous - rich and superior in quality; "a princely sum"; "gilded dining rooms"
rich - suggestive of or characterized by great expense; "a rich display"

sumptuous

adjective luxurious, rich, grand, expensive, superb, magnificent, costly, splendid, posh (informal, chiefly Brit.), gorgeous, lavish, extravagant, plush (informal), opulent, palatial, ritzy (slang), de luxe, splendiferous (facetious) a sumptuous feast
mean, basic, plain, cheap, inexpensive, shabby, meagre, austere, frugal, wretched, miserly

sumptuous

adjective
Characterized by extravagant, ostentatious magnificence:
Informal: plushy.
Translations
فاخِر، فَخْم، مُتْرَف
přepychový
overdådig
pazar
kostnaîarsamur, ríkulegur
greznskrāšņs

sumptuous

[ˈsʌmptjʊəs] ADJ [feast, fabrics, silk] → suntuoso

sumptuous

[ˈsʌmptjʊəs] adj
[fabric, room, surroundings] → somptueux/euse
[feast, meal] → somptueux/euse

sumptuous

adj (= splendid)luxuriös; (= costly)aufwendig, kostspielig; food etcüppig, verschwenderisch

sumptuous

[ˈsʌmptjʊəs] adjsontuoso/a

sumptuous

(ˈsamptʃuəs) adjective
expensive and splendid. They live in sumptuous surroundings.
References in classic literature ?
Pontellier were contemplating a summer sojourn abroad, and that their handsome residence on Esplanade Street was undergoing sumptuous alterations, and would not be ready for occupancy until their return.
Thus he would refer to the shape of Madonna Lampiada's sumptuous eyelids, and to her shell-like ears, to the correct length and shape of Madonna Amororrisca's nose, to the lily tower of Madonna Verdespina's throat; nor would the unabashed old Florentine shrink from calling attention to the unfairness of Madonna Selvaggia's covering up her dainty bosom, just as he was about to discourse upon "those two hills of snow and of roses with two little crowns of fine rubies on their peaks.
If not specially observed, it was observable that while a Frayser who was not the proud possessor of a sumptuous copy of the ancestral "poetical works" (printed at the family expense, and long ago withdrawn from an inhospitable market) was a rare Frayser indeed, there was an illogical indisposition to honor the great deceased in the person of his spiritual successor.
The third circle with which Anna had ties was preeminently the fashionable world--the world of balls, of dinners, of sumptuous dresses, the world that hung on to the court with one hand, so as to avoid sinking to the level of the demi-monde.
Blocks of tall new buildings of the most sumptuous sort, rich with decoration and graced with statues, the streets between these blocks roofed over with glass at a great height, the pavements all of smooth and variegated marble, arranged in tasteful patterns--little tables all over these marble streets, people sitting at them, eating, drinking, or smoking--crowds of other people strolling by--such is the Arcade.
Porthos lived in an apartment, large in size and of very sumptuous appearance, in the Rue du Vieux-Colombier.
At this place they encamped for the night, and made a sumptuous repast upon fish and a couple of dogs, procured from their Indian neighbors.
I wished to recline at full length in a cushioned invalid chair, with pictures about me and sumptuous furniture; with frescoed walls and gilded arches above me and vistas of Corinthian columns stretching far before me; with perfumes of Araby to intoxicate my senses and the slumbrous drone of distant noises to soothe me to sleep.
A sumptuous breakfast of bacon and fish was shortly provided, and as the boys set to work upon it, Tom recounted (and adorned) his adventures.
For, though Julia has a stately house, and mighty company, and sumptuous dinners every day, I see no green growth near her; nothing that can ever come to fruit or flower.
How little thou knowest about it," answered Don Quixote; "I would have thee to know, Sancho, that it is the glory of knights-errant to go without eating for a month, and even when they do eat, that it should be of what comes first to hand; and this would have been clear to thee hadst thou read as many histories as I have, for, though they are very many, among them all I have found no mention made of knights-errant eating, unless by accident or at some sumptuous banquets prepared for them, and the rest of the time they passed in dalliance.
The mansion in Saville Row, though not sumptuous, was exceedingly comfortable.