Voluptuous definition

və-lŭpcho͝o-əs
Having a curvaceous figure. Used of a woman or a woman's body.
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Devoted to or indulging in sensual pleasures.
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Relating to, providing, or arising from sensual pleasure.
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Sexually attractive because of a full, shapely figure.
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(of a woman) Curvaceous, sexy, full-figured.

Her flowing raven hair contrasted her creamy white complexion, her amber eyes like those of a cat, the low neckline of her bodice emphasised her plump, voluptuous figure.

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The definition of voluptuous is something expensive, luxurious or sensual that excites your senses.

An example of voluptuous is a bed with satin sheets.

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The definition of voluptuous is a full, shapely woman's figure.

An example of voluptuous was Marilyn Monroe’s body.

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Full of, producing, or characterized by sensual delights and pleasures; sensual.
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Fond of or directed toward luxury, elegance, and the pleasures of the senses.
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Arising from sensual gratification.
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Suggesting or expressing sensual pleasure or gratification.
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Suggestive of or characterized by full, generous, pleasurable sensation.

The plentiful blankets and the voluptuous pillows of the bed called out to my tired body, tantalizing me with their luxury.

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Origin of voluptuous

  • Middle English from Old French voluptueux from Latin voluptuōsus full of pleasure from voluptās pleasure wel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin voluptuosus (“delightful"), from voluptās (“pleasure, delight"), from volup (“with pleasure").

    From Wiktionary