Search Result for "sumptuous":
1. rich and superior in quality;
- Example: "a princely sum"
- Example: "gilded dining rooms"
[syn: deluxe, gilded, grand, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuous]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] We are too magnificient and sumptuous in our tables and attendance. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] She spoke, and turned her sumptuous head, with eyes Of shining expectation fixed on mine. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] -- Sump"tu*ous*ly, adv. -- Sump"tu*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
sumptuous adj 1: rich and superior in quality; "a princely sum"; "gilded dining rooms" [syn: deluxe, gilded, grand, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuous]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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