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sumptuous


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sumptuous 
  adj  :  rich  and  superior  in  quality;  "a  princely  sum";  "gilded 
  dining  rooms"  [syn:  {deluxe},  {gilded},  {luxurious},  {opulent}, 
  {princely}] 




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