sumptuous Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite rich and superior in quality
    gilded; princely; opulent; luxurious; grand; deluxe.
    • a princely sum
    • gilded dining rooms


Sump"tu*ous adjective
L. sumptuosus, fr. sumptus expanse, cost: cf. F. somptueux. See Sumptuary.
  1. Involving large outlay or expense; costly; expensive; hence, luxurious; splendid; magnificient; as, a sumptuous house or table; sumptuous apparel.
    We are too magnificient and sumptuous in our tables and attendance. Atterbury.
    She spoke, and turned her sumptuous head, with eyes Of shining expectation fixed on mine. Tennyson.
    -- Sump"tu*ous*ly, adv. -- Sump"tu*ous*ness, n.

Webster 1913