English edit

Etymology edit

sumptuo(u)s +‎ -ity, from Latin sumptuositas: compare French somptuosité.

Noun edit

sumptuosity (countable and uncountable, plural sumptuosities)

  1. The state or quality of being sumptuous; wealth; high price
    • 1614, Walter Ralegh [i.e., Walter Raleigh], The Historie of the World [], London: [] William Stansby for Walter Burre, [], →OCLC, (please specify |book=1 to 5):
      Macedon may justly be called to witness, who found more cities and sumptuosity in that little kingdom of Porus [] than in all his other travels and undertakings.

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