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a. Healthily plump and ample of figure: "A generation ago, fat babies were considered healthy and buxom actresses were popular, but society has since come to worship thinness" (Robert A. Hamilton).
b. Full-bosomed.
2. Archaic Lively; vivacious.
3. Obsolete Obedient; yielding; pliant.

[Middle English, obedient, from Old English *būhsum, from būgan, to bend, submit; see bheug- in Indo-European roots.]

bux′om·ly adv.
bux′om·ness n.
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Noun1.buxomness - the bodily property of being attractively plump and vigorous and (of women) full-bosomed
embonpoint, plumpness, roundness - the bodily property of being well rounded
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BUXUmNES > buxumnes 'buxomness'; LOurDSCHYP > lourdschyp 'lordship').
And if we needed any more evidence of a return to buxomness just check out Geri Halliwell.
Unlike France's Marianne, America's Puritan Liberty flaunted no bare breasts, but the accentuation of her clothed but well-endowed buxomness left little for the imagination.