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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive.

Usage examples (29)
  • Lucius Lucullus, for two million five hundred thousand; so rapid and so great was the growth of Roman sumptuosity.
  • No one on earth is now quite so richly dressed as she was, no one old or young indulges in so quiet and yet so profound a sumptuosity.
  • Inimitable Livers, and constituted another in its place, not inferior in splendor, luxury, and sumptuosity, calling it that of the Diers together.
  • Lamia, however, exacted contributions herself to pay for an entertainment she gave to the king, and her banquet was so renowned for its sumptuosity, that a description... for more
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