voluptuousness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.voluptuousness - the quality of being attractive and exciting (especially sexually exciting); "he thought she was really hot stuff"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
2.voluptuousness - the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the sensesvoluptuousness - the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses
abundance, copiousness, teemingness - the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply; "an age of abundance"
3.voluptuousness - the quality of having a well-rounded body
pulchritude - physical beauty (especially of a woman)

voluptuousness

noun
1. The quality or condition of being sensuous:
2. The quality or condition of being sensual:
Translations

voluptuousness

[vəˈlʌptjʊəsnɪs] Nvoluptuosidad f

voluptuousness

n (of woman, movement)Sinnlichkeit f; (of curves)Üppigkeit f; (of body)verlockende Formen pl; (of kiss)Hingabe f

voluptuousness

[vəˈlʌptjʊəsnɪs] nvoluttuosità, sensualità
References in classic literature ?
The images of Asiatic despotism and voluptuousness have scarcely been wanting to crown the exaggerated scene.
I seek not gaiety nor mirth, not the bright voluptuousness of much sunshine and sparkling waters which please the young and gay.
Well, these mortal insults, these jeers on the part of someone unknown, end at last in an enjoyment which sometimes reaches the highest degree of voluptuousness.
By degrees the enchantress had clothed herself with that magic adornment which she assumed and threw aside at will; that is to say, beauty, meekness, and tears--and above all, the irresistible attraction of mystical voluptuousness, the most devouring of all voluptuousness.
Lips of stone turned to flame, breasts of ice became like heated lava, so that to Franz, yielding for the first time to the sway of the drug, love was a sorrow and voluptuousness a torture, as burning mouths were pressed to his thirsty lips, and he was held in cool serpent-like embraces.
The varied dances of the Marquesan girls are beautiful in the extreme, but there is an abandoned voluptuousness in their character which I dare not attempt to describe.
The blank, unornamented coop had nothing about it of that oriental voluptuousness one reads of so much.
This brown-skinned, broad- shouldered priest, hitherto condemned to the austere virginity of the cloister, was quivering and boiling in the presence of this night scene of love and voluptuousness.
Everything that sleep gives birth to that is lovely, its fairy scenes, its flowers and nectar, the wild voluptuousness or profound repose of the senses, had the painter elaborated on his frescoes.
Quickness was ready at the call, and the two figures passed lightly along by the Meleager, towards the hall where the reclining Ariadne, then called the Cleopatra, lies in the marble voluptuousness of her beauty, the drapery folding around her with a petal-like ease and tenderness.
What voluptuousness to float amid this radiant ether, to bathe oneself in it, to wrap oneself in the sun's pure rays.