Sumptuous vs Embellished - What's the difference?

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Sumptuous is a related term of embellished.

As an adjective sumptuous

is magnificent, luxurious, splendid.

As a verb embellished is





(en adjective)
  • Magnificent, luxurious, splendid.
  • * 1764 , :
  • Though poor the peasant’s hut, his feasts though small,
    He sees his little lot the lot of all;
    Sees no contiguous palace rear its head
    To shame the meanness of his humble shed;
    No costly lord the sumptuous banquet deal
    To make him loathe his vegetable meal;
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1829 , author= , title=The Alhambra citation , passage=I wandered on until I came to a sumptuous palace with a garden adorned with fountains and fishponds, and groves and flowers, and orchards laden with delicious fruit.}}
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 21 , author=Jonathan Jurejko , title=Newcastle 3-0 Stoke , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Cabaye pulled all the strings in a dominant home performance and capped a majestic individual display with a sumptuous first-time finish into the far corner for his second goal of the afternoon.}}


    * lavish

    Derived terms

    * sumption * sumptuary * sumptuousness




  • (embellish)

  • embellish



  • To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.
  • The old book cover was embellished with golden letters
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=December 29 , author=Paul Doyle , title=Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=Podolski gave Walcott a chance to further embellish Arsenal's first-half performance when he eluded James Perch and slipped the ball through to the striker.}}
  • To make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality, to distort.
  • to embellish a story, the truth


    * adorn * beautify * decorate * deck * grace * ornament * prettify * See also