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.
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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)
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voluptuousness

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

voluptuousness

[vəˈlʌptjʊəsnɪs] Nvoluptuosidad f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

voluptuousness

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

[vəˈlʌptjʊəsnɪs] nvoluttuosità, sensualità
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References in classic literature ?
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. I ask you, gentlemen, listen sometimes to the moans of an educated man of the nineteenth century suffering from toothache, on the second or third day of the attack, when he is beginning to moan, not as he moaned on the first day, that is, not simply because he has toothache, not just as any coarse peasant, but as a man affected by progress and European civilisation, a man who is "divorced from the soil and the national elements," as they express it now-a-days.
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.
The images of Asiatic despotism and voluptuousness have scarcely been wanting to crown the exaggerated scene.
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.
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.
They say he is valiant as the bravest of his order; but stained with their usual vices, pride, arrogance, cruelty, and voluptuousness; a hard-hearted man, who knows neither fear of earth, nor awe of heaven.
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. This young and beautiful girl given over in disarray to the ardent young man, made melted lead flow in his-veins; his eyes darted with sensual jealousy beneath all those loosened pins.
What voluptuousness to float amid this radiant ether, to bathe oneself in it, to wrap oneself in the sun's pure rays.
I seek not gaiety nor mirth, not the bright voluptuousness of much sunshine and sparkling waters which please the young and gay.
The blank, unornamented coop had nothing about it of that oriental voluptuousness one reads of so much.
Go bear these tidings to great Lucifer: Seeing Faustus hath incurr'd eternal death By desperate thoughts against Jove's deity, Say, he surrenders up to him his soul, So he will spare him four and twenty years, Letting him live in all voluptuousness; Having thee ever to attend on me, To give me whatsoever I shall ask, To tell me whatsoever I demand, To slay mine enemies, and to aid my friends, And always be obedient to my will.