sump´tu|ous|ness

sump´tu|ous|ness
sump|tu|ous «SUHMP chu uhs», adjective.
1. costly; magnificent; rich: »

sumptuous clothes. The king gave a sumptuous banquet.

SYNONYM(S): luxurious, lavish.
2. splendid or magnificent in appearance: »

She spoke and turn'd her sumptuous head (Tennyson).

[< Middle French, Old French somptueux (with English -ous), learned borrowing from Latin sūmptuōsus < sūmptus, -ūs expense; see etym. under sumptuary (Cf.sumptuary)]
sump´tu|ous|ly, adverb.
sump´tu|ous|ness, noun.

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  • pre|sump´tu|ous|ness — pre|sump|tu|ous «prih ZUHMP chu uhs», adjective. 1. acting without permission or right; too bold; forward; daring too much: »But it is presumptuous and untrue to insist that God must back us up whatever we do (Atlantic). SYNONYM(S): overbold,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sump´tu|ous|ly — sump|tu|ous «SUHMP chu uhs», adjective. 1. costly; magnificent; rich: »sumptuous clothes. The king gave a sumptuous banquet. SYNONYM(S): luxurious, lavish. 2. splendid or magnificent in appearance: »She spoke and turn d her sumptuous head… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sump|tu|ous — «SUHMP chu uhs», adjective. 1. costly; magnificent; rich: »sumptuous clothes. The king gave a sumptuous banquet. SYNONYM(S): luxurious, lavish. 2. splendid or magnificent in appearance: »She spoke and turn d her sumptuous head (Tennyson) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre|sump´tu|ous|ly — pre|sump|tu|ous «prih ZUHMP chu uhs», adjective. 1. acting without permission or right; too bold; forward; daring too much: »But it is presumptuous and untrue to insist that God must back us up whatever we do (Atlantic). SYNONYM(S): overbold,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre|sump|tu|ous — «prih ZUHMP chu uhs», adjective. 1. acting without permission or right; too bold; forward; daring too much: »But it is presumptuous and untrue to insist that God must back us up whatever we do (Atlantic). SYNONYM(S): overbold, impudent, arrogant …   Useful english dictionary

  • ness — ness·ber·ry; ness·ler·iza·tion; ness·ler·ize; ness·ler s; new·fan·gled·ness; new·ness; news·i·ness; nice·ness; nig·gard·li·ness; nig·gard·ness; nigh·ness; nip·pi·ness; no·ble·ness; nois·i·ness; non·cha·lant·ness; north·er·li·ness; north·ness;… …   English syllables

  • ous — ovig·er·ous; ovu·lif·er·ous; ozon·if·er·ous; ozon·ous; pa·lav·er·ous; pal·la·dif·er·ous; pal·la·di·ous; pap·il·lif·er·ous; pap·u·lif·er·ous; par·ous; par·ri·cid·i·ous; pec·tin·ous; pe·dig·er·ous; pel·tig·er·ous; pen·tam·er·ous; pe·nu·ri·ous;… …   English syllables

  • sump — as·sump·sit; as·sump·tion; as·sump·tion·ist; as·sump·tious; as·sump·tive; con·sump·ti·ble; con·sump·tion; pre·sump·tion; pre·sump·tive; pre·sump·tive·ly; pre·sump·tu·ous; pre·sump·tu·ous·ly; pre·sump·tu·ous·ness; re·sump·tion; re·sump·tive;… …   English syllables

  • sumptuousness — sump·tu·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • sumptuous — sump•tu•ous [[t]ˈsʌmp tʃu əs[/t]] adj. 1) entailing great expense, as from choice materials 2) luxuriously fine or large; lavish: a sumptuous feast[/ex] • Etymology: 1475–85; < L sūmptuōsus, =sūmptu(s) expense (see sumptuary) + ōsus ous… …   From formal English to slang

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