from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of a size or splendor suggesting great expense; lavish: "He likes big meals, so I cook sumptuous ones” ( Anaïs Nin).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. magnificent, luxurious, extremely good
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Involving large outlay or expense; costly; expensive; hence, luxurious; splendid; magnificient.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Costly; expensive; hence, splendid; magnificent: as, a sumptuous house or table; sumptuous apparel.
- Synonyms Gorgeous, superb, rich, lordly, princely.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. rich and superior in quality
Middle English, from Old French sumptueux, from Latin sūmptuōsus, from sūmptus, expense; see sumptuary.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French somptueux, Latin sumptuosus, from sumptus, "expense", from sumere, "to take". (Wiktionary)