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Definition of sumptuous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sumptuous

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈsʌmptʃuəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌmptʃuəs//
 
(formal)
 
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very expensive and looking very impressive a sumptuous meal We dined in sumptuous surroundings. The interior is decorated in sumptuous reds and golds. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘made or produced at great cost’): from Old French somptueux, from Latin sumptuosus, from sumptus ‘expenditure’, from sumere ‘take’.
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