gilded vs sumptuous what difference

what is difference between gilded and sumptuous

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɪldɪd/

Verb

gilded

  1. simple past tense and past participle of gild

Adjective

gilded

  1. Having the color or quality of gold.
  2. Made of gold or covered by a thin layer of gold.
  3. Having a falsely pleasant appearance; sugarcoated.
    • 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II Scene 7
      All that glisters is not gold;
      Often have you heard that told:
      Many a man his life hath sold
      But my outside to behold:
      Gilded tombs do worms infold.
      Had you been as wise as bold,
      Young in limbs, in judgement old,
      Your answer had not been inscroll’d:
      Fare you well; your suit is cold.

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • glided


English

Etymology

From French somptueux, from Latin sumptuōsus, from sūmptus (cost, charge, expense), from sumō (I take) +‎ -tus (noun formation suffix).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsʌmpt͡ʃuəs/

Adjective

sumptuous (comparative more sumptuous, superlative most sumptuous)

  1. Magnificent, luxurious, splendid.
    • 1764, Oliver Goldsmith, The Traveller:
      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;

Synonyms

  • lavish

Derived terms

  • sumption
  • sumptuary
  • sumptuousness

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