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English definition of “sumptuous”


adjective     /ˈsʌmp.tju.əs/
luxurious and showing that you are rich : The celebrity guests turned up dressed in sumptuous evening gowns .Expensive and luxuriousCosting too much sumptuously     /-li/ adverb Expensive and luxuriousCosting too much
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