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]

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