Thursday, October 24, 2013

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sumptuous

[suhmp-choo-uhs]

adjective 

1. entailing great expense, as from choice materials, fine work, etc.; costly: a sumptuous residence.
2. luxuriously fine or large; lavish; splendid: a sumptuous feast.

Origin:
1475–85; < Latin sūmptuōsus, equivalent to sūmptu ( s ) expense (see sumptuary) + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
sump·tu·ous·ly, adverb
sump·tu·ous·ness, noun
un·sump·tu·ous, adjective
un·sump·tu·ous·ly, adverb
un·sump·tu·ous·ness, noun

Can be confused: sumptuary, sumptuous.

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