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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sumptuousness — noun see sumptuous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sumptuousness — See sumptuously. * * * …   Universalium

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

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

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

  • sumptuousness — See: sumptuous …   English dictionary

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

  • 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… …   Universalium

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