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Definitions for sumptuous
ˈsʌmp tʃu əssump·tu·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deluxe, gilded, grand, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuousadjective

    rich and superior in quality

    "a princely sum"; "gilded dining rooms"


  1. sumptuousadjective

    magnificent, luxurious, extremely good

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SUMPTUOUSadjective

    Costly; expensive; splendid.

    Etymology: sumptuosus, from sumptus, Lat.

    We see how most Christians stood then affected, how joyful they were to behold the sumptuous stateliness of houses built unto God’s glory. Richard Hooker.

    We are too magnificent and sumptuous in our tables and attendance. Francis Atterbury.


  1. sumptuous

    Sumptuous refers to something that is extremely lavish, luxurious, splendid, or extravagant, often visually or gastronomically appealing. It is usually used to describe something that is expensive or high in quality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sumptuousadjective

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

  2. Etymology: [L. sumptuosus, fr. sumptus expanse, cost: cf. F. somptueux. See Sumptuary.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sumptuous

    sumpt′ū-us, adj. costly: magnificent.—ns. Sumptūos′ity, Sumpt′ūousness.—adv. Sumpt′ūously. [L. sumptuosus, costly—sumptus, cost.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sumptuous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sumptuous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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