sumptuosity


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Noun1.sumptuosity - the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
expensiveness - the quality of being high-priced
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He was rather a favourite with the regiment, treating the young officers with sumptuosity, and amusing them by his military airs.
At the end of a passage leading from the quarter-deck there was a long saloon, its sumptuosity slightly tarnished perhaps, but having a grand air of roominess and comfort.
It is the first anniversary of the happy marriage of Mr and Mrs Lammle, and the celebration is a breakfast, because a dinner on the desired scale of sumptuosity cannot be achieved within less limits than those of the non-existent palatial residence of which so many people are madly envious.