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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.]
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|Noun||1.||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 senses|
|3.||voluptuousness - the quality of having a well-rounded body|
pulchritude - physical beauty (especially of a woman)