sumptuousness

  • 1 sumptuousness — sumptuous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ splendid and expensive looking. DERIVATIVES sumptuously adverb sumptuousness noun. ORIGIN Latin sumptuosus, from sumptus cost …

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  • 2 Sumptuousness — Sumptuous 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… …

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  • 3 sumptuousness — noun see sumptuous …

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  • 4 sumptuousness — See sumptuously. * * * …

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  • 5 sumptuousness — noun a) The state or quality of being sumptuous. b) The result or product of being sumptuous …

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  • 6 sumptuousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Brilliant, showy splendor: brilliance, brilliancy, glitter, glory, gorgeousness, magnificence, resplendence, resplendency, sparkle. Informal: glitz. See BEAUTIFUL …

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  • 7 sumptuousness — sump·tu·ous·ness || sÊŒm(p)tʃʊəsnɪs n. expensiveness, costliness; magnificence, splendour, luxuriousness …

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  • 8 sumptuousness — sump·tu·ous·ness …

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  • 9 sumptuousness — See: sumptuous …

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  • 10 sumptuousness — noun 1. the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive • Syn: ↑lavishness, ↑luxury, ↑sumptuosity • Derivationally related forms: ↑sumptuous, ↑sumptuous (for: ↑sumptuosity) …

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  • 11 Western architecture — Introduction       history of Western architecture from prehistoric Mediterranean cultures to the present.       The history of Western architecture is marked by a series of new solutions to structural problems. During the period from the… …

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  • 12 Wood-Carving — • Discusses the branch of wood carving dealing with artistic objects, belonging either to plastic (as statues, crucifixes, and similar carvings), or to industrial art (as arabesques and rosettes), and which serve mainly for the ornamentation of… …

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  • 13 glory — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. aureole, halo, nimbus; radiance, brilliance; fame, dignity; effulgence; honor, kudos, renown. See beauty, light, repute. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Renown] Syn. honor, distinction, reputation; see fame 1 …

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  • 14 luxury — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. self indulgence, prodigality; dainty; elegance, sumptuousness, extravagance. See pleasure, intemperance. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Indulgence of the senses, regardless of the cost] Syn. gratification,… …

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  • 15 magnificence — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. grandeur, sublimity, exaltedness, majesty, stateliness, nobleness, impressiveness, glory, radiance, show, ostentation, grace, beauty, pulchritude, style, flourish, luxuriousness, glitter, nobility, greatness, loftiness,… …

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  • 16 lavishness — noun 1. the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive • Syn: ↑luxury, ↑sumptuosity, ↑sumptuousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sumptuous (for: ↑sumptuousness), ↑ …

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  • 17 luxuriousness — noun wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living • Syn: ↑luxury, ↑opulence, ↑sumptuousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sumptuous (for: ↑sumptuousness), ↑opulent ( …

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  • 18 opulence — noun wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living • Syn: ↑luxury, ↑luxuriousness, ↑sumptuousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sumptuous (for: ↑sumptuousness), ↑opulent, ↑ …

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  • 19 sumptuosity — noun the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive • Syn: ↑lavishness, ↑luxury, ↑sumptuousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sumptuous (for: ↑sumptuousness), ↑sumptuous, ↑ …

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  • 20 Costliness — Cost li*ness ( l? n?s), n. The quality of being costy; expensiveness; sumptuousness. [1913 Webster] …

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