voluptuous


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vo·lup·tu·ous

 (və-lŭp′cho͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Relating to, providing, or arising from sensual pleasure: "a rich, voluptuous cascade of notes from a Spanish guitar" (Tony Perrottet). See Synonyms at sensuous.
2. Having a curvaceous figure. Used of a woman or a woman's body.
3. Devoted to or indulging in sensual pleasures: "the most beautiful woman of that voluptuous Court" (Winston S. Churchill).

[Middle English, from Old French voluptueux, from Latin voluptuōsus, full of pleasure, from voluptās, pleasure; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

vo·lup′tu·ous·ly adv.
vo·lup′tu·ous·ness n.

voluptuous

(vəˈlʌptjʊəs)
adj
1. relating to, characterized by, or consisting of pleasures of the body or senses; sensual
2. disposed, devoted, or addicted to sensual indulgence or luxurious pleasures
3. provocative and sexually alluring, esp through shapeliness or fullness: a voluptuous woman.
[C14: from Latin voluptuōsus full of gratification, from voluptās pleasure]
voˈluptuously adv
voˈluptuousness, obsolete voluptuosity n

vo•lup•tu•ous

(vəˈlʌp tʃu əs)

adj.
1. derived from gratification of the senses: voluptuous pleasure.
2. sensuously pleasing or delightful.
3. full and shapely: a voluptuous figure.
4. characterized by or ministering to indulgence in luxury, pleasure, and sensuous enjoyment: a voluptuous life.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin voluptuōsus, derivative of volupt(ās) pleasure] + -ōsus -ous; -u- probably by association with sumptuōsus sumptuous]
vo•lup′tu•ous•ly, adv.
vo•lup′tu•ous•ness, vo•lup`tu•os′i•ty (-ˈɒs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.voluptuous - having strong sexual appeal; "juicy barmaids"; "a red-hot mama"; "a voluptuous woman"; "a toothsome blonde in a tight dress"
sexy - marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes"
2.voluptuous - (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"
shapely - having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape; "a slim waist and shapely legs"
3.voluptuous - 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"
indulgent - characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents"

voluptuous

adjective
1. buxom, shapely, curvaceous, erotic, ample, enticing, provocative, seductive (informal), well-stacked (Brit. slang), full-bosomed a voluptuous, well-rounded lady with glossy red hair

voluptuous

adjective
1. Characterized by or devoted to pleasure and luxury as a lifestyle:
2. Relating to, suggestive of, or appealing to sense gratification:
3. Suggesting sexuality:
Translations
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voluptuous

[vəˈlʌptjʊəs] ADJvoluptuoso

voluptuous

[vəˈlʌptʃuəs] adjvoluptueux/euse

voluptuous

adj
mouth, woman, movementsinnlich; curvesüppig; bodyverlockend; lifeausschweifend; kisshingebungsvoll; photograph, paintingerotisch
(= pleasing)stimulierend; voluptuous to touchangenehm zu berühren

voluptuous

[vəˈlʌptjʊəs] adj (pleasure, sensation) → voluttuoso/a; (lips, figure) → sensuale

vo·lup·tu·ous

a. voluptuoso-a, provocador-a, sensual;
adv. voluptuosamente.
References in classic literature ?
In the morning of life they are rapt by intoxicating visions of some great haberdashery business, beckoned to by the voluptuous enticements of the legal profession, or maybe the Holy Grail they forswear all else to seek is a snug editorial chair.
Well, in all these recognitions and disgraces it is that there lies a voluptuous pleasure.
You must except, nevertheless, Marcus Antonius, the half partner of the empire of Rome, and Appius Claudius, the decemvir and lawgiver; whereof the former was indeed a voluptuous man, and inordinate; but the latter was an austere and wise man: and therefore it seems (though rarely) that love can find entrance, not only into an open heart, but also into a heart well fortified, if watch be not well kept.
And though thou wert of the race of the hot-tempered, or of the voluptuous, or of the fanatical, or the vindictive;
The sweetness was turned to adamantine, heartless cruelty, and the purity to voluptuous wantonness.
If there are men who cannot feel the delight of giving happiness to others, I sincerely pity them, as they are incapable of tasting what is, in my opinion, a greater honour, a higher interest, and a sweeter pleasure than the ambitious, the avaricious, or the voluptuous man can ever obtain.
I hardly ever failed, when I rambled through the village, to see a row of such worthies, either sitting on a ladder sunning themselves, with their bodies inclined forward and their eyes glancing along the line this way and that, from time to time, with a voluptuous expression, or else leaning against a barn with their hands in their pockets, like caryatides, as if to prop it up.
She was not much given to reclining in the hammock, and when she did so it was with no cat-like suggestion of voluptuous ease, but with a beneficent repose which seemed to invade her whole body.
Her eyes were so bright that you were never sure if there were tears in them or not; little voluptuous shivers ran about her body; sometimes she nestled her chin into her throat, sometimes threw back her head, with ecstasy; in a word, she was in that state when it is said of people that they cannot contain themselves for happiness.
And at these words, as if all her strength was exhausted, Milady sank, weak and languishing, into the arms of the young officer, who, intoxicated with love, anger, and voluptuous sensations hitherto unknown, received her with transport, pressed her against his heart, all trembling at the breath from that charming mouth, bewildered by the contact with that palpitating bosom.
James II, the bigoted successor of Charles the Voluptuous, had annulled the charters of all the colonies, and sent a harsh and unprincipled soldier to take away our liberties and endanger our religion.
There flourish the olive, the fig, the date, the orange, the citron, the pomegranate, and other fruits belonging to the voluptuous climates of the south; with grapes in abundance, that yield a generous wine.