voluptuousness

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]:

voluptuousness

noun

1: the quality of being attractive and exciting (especially sexually exciting); "he thought she was really hot stuff" [syn: {hot stuff}, {voluptuousness}]

2: the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses [syn: {luxuriance}, {lushness}, {voluptuousness}]

3: the quality of having a well-rounded body [syn: {curvaceousness}, {shapeliness}, {voluptuousness}]


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