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.
The pedagogue's mouth watered as he looked upon this sumptuous promise of luxurious winter fare.
It caused a visible stir of surprise, it being brand new and a sumptuous article of deal.
Such is the legend of the monopolist's once stately and sumptuous castle, now called the "Spectacular Ruin.
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.
By and by, when we had dined in a sumptuous manner off boiled dabs, melted butter, and potatoes, with a chop for me, a hairy man with a very good-natured face came home.
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.
The Abbot, himself of ancient Saxon descent, received the noble Saxons with the profuse and exuberant hospitality of their nation, wherein they indulged to a late, or rather an early hour; nor did they take leave of their reverend host the next morning until they had shared with him a sumptuous refection.
As soon as Militza saw the Prince she ran up to him and embraced him tenderly; and after he had told her all his adventures, they went into the palace, where a sumptuous meal awaited them.
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.
As a matter of propriety and public decency, the bride retired to Prebaudet, where du Bousquier, bearing sumptuous and horrible bouquets, betook himself every morning, returning home for dinner.
Gray, for that was the stranger's name, invited Fettes to join them at dinner, ordered a feast so sumptuous that the tavern was thrown into commotion, and when all was done commanded Macfarlane to settle the bill.