2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Voluptuous \Vo*lup"tu*ous\, adjective [F. voluptueux, L. voluptuosus, fr. voluptas pleasure, volup agreeably, delightfully; probably akin to Gr. ? to hope, ? hope, and to L. velle to wish. See {Voluntary}.]

1. Full of delight or pleasure, especially that of the senses; ministering to sensuous or sensual gratification; exciting sensual desires; luxurious; sensual.

Music arose with its voluptuous swell. --Byron.

Sink back into your voluptuous repose. --De Quincey.

2. Given to the enjoyments of luxury and pleasure; indulging to excess in sensual gratifications. "The jolly and voluptuous livers." --Atterbury.

Softened with pleasure and voluptuous life. --Milton. -- {Vo*lup"tu*ous*ly}, adverb -- {Vo*lup"tu*ous*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: having strong sexual appeal; "juicy barmaids"; "a red-hot mama"; "a voluptuous woman"; "a toothsome blonde in a tight dress" [syn: {juicy}, {luscious}, {red-hot}, {toothsome}, {voluptuous}]

2: (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves; "Hollywood seems full of curvaceous blondes"; "a curvy young woman in a tight dress" [syn: {bosomy}, {busty}, {buxom}, {curvaceous}, {curvy}, {full-bosomed}, {sonsie}, {sonsy}, {stacked}, {voluptuous}, {well-endowed}]

3: displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses; "an epicurean banquet"; "enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs"; "Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence"; "a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness" [syn: {epicurean}, {luxurious}, {luxuriant}, {sybaritic}, {voluptuary}, {voluptuous}]

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