Definition of Sumptuosity

1. Noun. The quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive.

Exact synonyms: Lavishness, Luxury, Sumptuousness
Generic synonyms: Expensiveness
Derivative terms: Lavish, Lavish, Luxuriate, Luxurious, Sumptuous, Sumptuous



Definition of Sumptuosity

1. n. Expensiveness; costliness; sumptuousness.

Definition of Sumptuosity

1. Noun. Expensiveness; costliness; sumptuousness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sumptuosity

sumpit
sumpitan
sumpitans
sumpits
sumplike
sumps
sumpsimus
sumpter
sumpters
sumption
sumptions
sumptuarily
sumptuary
sumptuary tax
sumptuosities
sumptuosity (current term)
sumptuous
sumptuously
sumptuousness
sumptuousnesses
sumpweed
sumpweeds
sumpy
sums
sums of their parts
sums up
sumset
sumsets
sumti
sumti tcita

Literary usage of Sumptuosity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Arts and Sciences: Or, Fourth Division of "The English Encyclopedia" edited by Charles Knight (1867)
"... who introduced the cherry, tho peach, and the apricot from tho Persians, were derided by his Roman friends for their extraordinary sumptuosity. ..."

2. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero by William Makepeace Thackeray (1893)
"He was rather a favorite with the regiment, treating the young officers with sumptuosity, and amusing them by his military airs. ..."

3. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens (1908)
"... 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 ..."

4. Our Mutual Friend by Charles ( Dickens (1865)
"... 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 ..."

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