sumptuousness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sumptuousness - wealth as evidenced by sumptuous livingsumptuousness - wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living
wealth, wealthiness - the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money; "great wealth is not a sign of great intelligence"
2.sumptuousness - the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
expensiveness - the quality of being high-priced

sumptuousness

noun
Translations

sumptuousness

[ˈsʌmptjʊəsnɪs] Nsuntuosidad f

sumptuousness

n (= opulence)Luxus m; (= expensiveness)Aufwand m, → Kostspieligkeit f; (of meal etc)Üppigkeit f

sumptuousness

[ˈsʌmptjʊəsnɪs] nsontuosità
References in classic literature ?
But if magnificence and splendor were displayed in any one particular part of this palace more than another, - if anything could be preferred to the wonderful arrangement of the interior, to the sumptuousness of the gilding, and to the profusion of the paintings and statues, it would be the park and gardens of Vaux.
Some Brahmins, clad in all the sumptuousness of Oriental apparel, and leading a woman who faltered at every step, followed.
This engineer, who by his evident importance first attracted the attention of D'Artagnan, wore a justaucorps, which, from its sumptuousness was scarcely in harmony with the work he was employed in, that rather necessitated the costume of a master-mason than of a noble.
Nothing could awe the Patchwork Girl, and although the Woozy was somewhat uneasy in these splendid surroundings the Glass Cat was delighted with the sumptuousness of the court and the impressiveness of the occasion--pretty big words but quite expressive.
He looked at her hair done up high, with the long white veil and white flowers and the high, stand-up, scalloped collar, that in such a maidenly fashion hid her long neck at the sides and only showed it in front, her strikingly slender figure, and it seemed to him that she looked better than ever--not because these flowers, this veil, this gown from Paris added anything to her beauty; but because, in spite of the elaborate sumptuousness of her attire, the expression of her sweet face, of her eyes, of her lips was still her own characteristic expression of guileless truthfulness.
I instructed the Marcos to keep quiet about this sumptuousness, so as to give me a chance to surprise the guests and show off a little.
Master Olivier, the princes who reign over great lordships, like kings and emperors, should not allow sumptuousness in their houses; for the fire spreads thence through the province.
Is there a deliberate relationship between the unforgiving surface upon which baroque-era worshippers were made to sit, you wonder, and the sharp-edged sumptuousness of Bach's sacred music -- all of it composed for a space more or less like the SJSC?
Yet at the same time there needs to be a nod towards practicality and for that reason carpet was deliberately eschewed in favour of stylish, yet modern chequer plate aluminium for the flooring of the ARES Defender, combined with swathes of the finest Italian leather, endowing the interior with the required sumptuousness.
On the one hand there is the sumptuousness of their influences - Todd Rundgren, Steely Dan, Prefab Sprout and 10cc - on the other there's the sense of sadness and anger running through pointed contemporary commentaries such as Count It Up and Goodbye To The Country.
Needless to say, the sumptuousness of both dinners lived up to everyone's expectations.