AskDefine | Define sumptuous

Dictionary Definition

sumptuous adj : rich and superior in quality; "a princely sum"; "gilded dining rooms" [syn: deluxe, gilded, luxurious, opulent, princely]

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Etymology

From somptueux, sumptuosus, from sumptus, "expense", from sumere, "to take".

Pronunciation

  • /ˈsʌmpʧuəs/, /"sVmptSu@s/

Adjective

  1. magnificent and splendid, suggesting abundance and great expense, and having a flavour of debauchery

Synonyms

Translations

magnificent and splendid, suggesting abundance and great expense, and having a flavour of debauchery

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