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 ?
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.
It is a likeness of a young man, in a silken dressing-gown of an old fashion, the soft richness of which is well adapted to the countenance of reverie, with its full, tender lips, and beautiful eyes, that seem to indicate not so much capacity of thought, as gentle and voluptuous emotion.
She had in her nature a rich, voluptuous, Oriental characteristic -- a taste for the gorgeously beautiful, which, save in the exquisite productions of her needle, found nothing else, in all the possibilities of her life, to exercise itself upon.
The court, in the inside, had evidently been arranged to gratify a picturesque and voluptuous ideality.
In each of the sisters there was one trait of the mother--and only one; the thin and pallid elder daughter had her parent's Cairngorm eye: the blooming and luxuriant younger girl had her contour of jaw and chin--perhaps a little softened, but still imparting an indescribable hardness to the countenance otherwise so voluptuous and buxom.
He moved from end to end of his voluptuous bedroom, looking again at the scraps of the day's journey that came unbidden into his mind; the slow toil up the hill at sunset, the setting sun, the descent, the mill, the prison on the crag, the little village in the hollow, the peasants at the fountain, and the mender of roads with his blue cap pointing out the chain under the carriage.
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.
thou wilt bring me soon To that new world of light and bliss, among The Gods who live at ease, where I shall Reign At thy right hand voluptuous, as beseems Thy daughter and thy darling, without end.
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.
All three had brilliant white teeth that shone like pearls against the ruby of their voluptuous lips.
Thus the ancients, observing their soft and expressive looks, which cannot be surpassed by the most beautiful look a woman can give, their clear voluptuous eyes, their charming positions, and the poetry of their manners, metamorphosed them, the male into a triton and the female into a mermaid.
Well, in all these recognitions and disgraces it is that there lies a voluptuous pleasure.