sumptuous

  • 1 Sumptuous — Sump tu*ous, a. [L. sumptuosus, fr. sumptus expanse, cost: cf. F. somptueux. See {Sumptuary}.] Involving large outlay or expense; costly; expensive; hence, luxurious; splendid; magnificient; as, a sumptuous house or table; sumptuous apparel.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 sumptuous — index elaborate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 sumptuous — late 15c., from O.Fr. sumptueux, from L. sumptuosus costly, expensive, from sumptus cost, expense, pp. of sumere spend, consume, take, contraction of *sub emere, from sub under + emere to take, buy (see EXEMPT (Cf. exempt)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 sumptuous — *luxurious, opulent Analogous words: magnificent, stately, majestic, *grand: *splendid, resplendent, gorgeous, superb: *showy, ostentatious, pretentious: lavish, prodigal (see PROFUSE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 sumptuous — [adj] luxurious, splendid awe inspiring, beautiful, costly, dear, deluxe, elegant, expensive, extravagant, gorgeous, grand, grandiose, imposing, impressive, lavish, luscious, luxuriant, magnificent, opulent, out of this world, palatial, plush,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 sumptuous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ splendid and expensive looking. DERIVATIVES sumptuously adverb sumptuousness noun. ORIGIN Latin sumptuosus, from sumptus cost …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 sumptuous — [sump′cho͞o əs] adj. [ME < OFr sumptueux < L sumptuosus < sumptus: see SUMPTUARY] 1. involving great expense; costly; lavish 2. magnificent or splendid, as in furnishings, etc. sumptuously adv. sumptuousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 sumptuous — [[t]sʌ̱mptʃuəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is sumptuous is grand and obviously very expensive. ...a sumptuous feast... She produces elegant wedding gowns in a variety of sumptuous fabrics. Derived words: sumptuously ADV GRADED ADV adj, ADV… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 sumptuous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin sumptuosus, from sumptus Date: 15th century extremely costly, rich, luxurious, or magnificent < sumptuous banquets > < a sumptuous residence >; also magnificent 4 • sumptuously adverb •… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 sumptuous — sumptuously, adv. sumptuousness, n. /sump chooh euhs/, adj. 1. entailing great expense, as from choice materials, fine work, etc.; costly: a sumptuous residence. 2. luxuriously fine or large; lavish; splendid: a sumptuous feast. [1475 85; < L… …

    Universalium

  • 11 sumptuous — sump|tu|ous [ˈsʌmptʃuəs] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: sumptueux, from Latin sumptuosus, from sumptus cost ] very impressive and expensive ▪ a sumptuous feast ▪ a sumptuous palace >sumptuously adv >sumptuousness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 sumptuous — adj. Sumptuous is used with these nouns: ↑banquet, ↑dinner, ↑feast, ↑meal, ↑palace, ↑villa …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 sumptuous — sump|tu|ous [ sʌmptʃuəs ] adjective impressive, expensive, and of high quality: a sumptuous feast/banquet/dinner ╾ sump|tu|ous|ly adverb: a sumptuously furnished mansion ╾ sump|tu|ous|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 sumptuous — [15] Etymologically, sumptuous denotes ‘expensive, costly’; its modern connotations of ‘luxury’ or ‘lavishness’ are a secondary development. It comes via Old French somptueux from Latin sumptuōsus, a derivative of sumptus ‘expense’. This in turn… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 15 sumptuous — adjective very impressive and expensive; luxurious: a sumptuous banquet sumptuously adverb: sumptuously dressed in velvet sumptuousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 sumptuous — adjective sumptuous brocade drapes Syn: lavish, luxurious, opulent, magnificent, resplendent, gorgeous, splendid, grand, lavishly appointed, palatial, rich; informal plush, ritzy Ant: plain …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 sumptuous — UK [ˈsʌmptʃuəs] / US adjective impressive, expensive, and of high quality a sumptuous feast/banquet/dinner Derived words: sumptuously adverb a sumptuously furnished mansion sumptuousness noun uncountable …

    English dictionary

  • 18 sumptuous — sump•tu•ous [[t]ˈsʌmp tʃu əs[/t]] adj. 1) entailing great expense, as from choice materials 2) luxuriously fine or large; lavish: a sumptuous feast[/ex] • Etymology: 1475–85; < L sūmptuōsus, =sūmptu(s) expense (see sumptuary) + ōsus ous… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 sumptuous — /ˈsʌmptʃuəs / (say sumpchoohuhs) adjective 1. entailing great expense, as from fine working, choice materials, etc.; costly: a sumptuous residence. 2. luxuriously fine; splendid or superb. {late Middle English, from Latin sumptuōsus expensive}… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 sumptuous — [15] Etymologically, sumptuous denotes ‘expensive, costly’; its modern connotations of ‘luxury’ or ‘lavishness’ are a secondary development. It comes via Old French somptueux from Latin sumptuōsus, a derivative of sumptus ‘expense’. This in turn… …

    Word origins