Definition of Sumptuous

1. Adjective. Rich and superior in quality. "Gilded dining rooms"




Definition of Sumptuous

1. a. Involving large outlay or expense; costly; expensive; hence, luxurious; splendid; magnificient; as, a sumptuous house or table; sumptuous apparel.

Definition of Sumptuous

1. Adjective. magnificent, luxurious, extremely good ¹

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Definition of Sumptuous

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sumptuous

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

Literary usage of Sumptuous

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

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Nearly all of the great families of the ancient Kingdom of Naples built sumptuous palaces, the private monumental architecture of Naples antedating that of ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1896)
"sumptuous SUPPERS, AND PRODI- GALL BANQUETING TIMOTHY, the son of Conon, captain of the Athenians, leaving his sumptuous fare and royall banqueting, ..."

3. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (1883)
"... the clerk's office was elegant, the bar was marvellous, and the bar-keeper had been barbered and upholstered at ' A sumptuous TEMPLE.' incredible cost. ..."

4. Hakluytus Posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"... and endowed them with large and sumptuous Revenues. This is he that married every yeere at his charge a thousand Orphans, he that banished ignorance, ..."

5. Hakluytus posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"... and graven in the foure stones of his sumptuous Monument. ... Hospitals with as many Royal Colledges, and endow« them with large and sumptuous Revenues. ..."

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