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.


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