[ vuh-luhp-choo-uh s ]
/ vəˈlʌp tʃu əs /
full of, characterized by, or ministering to indulgence in luxury, pleasure, and sensuous enjoyment: a voluptuous life.
derived from gratification of the senses: voluptuous pleasure.
directed toward or concerned with sensuous enjoyment or sensual pleasure: voluptuous desires.
sensuously pleasing or delightful: voluptuous beauty.
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Origin of voluptuous
SYNONYMS FOR voluptuous
1 See sensual.
OTHER WORDS FROM voluptuous
vo·lup·tu·ous·ly, adverbvo·lup·tu·ous·ness, vo·lup·tu·os·i·ty [vuh-luhp-choo-os-i-tee] /vəˌlʌp tʃuˈɒs ɪ ti/, nounun·vo·lup·tu·ous, adjectiveun·vo·lup·tu·ous·ly, adverb
Words nearby voluptuous
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British Dictionary definitions for voluptuosity
/ (vəˈlʌptjʊəs) /
relating to, characterized by, or consisting of pleasures of the body or senses; sensual
disposed, devoted, or addicted to sensual indulgence or luxurious pleasures
provocative and sexually alluring, esp through shapeliness or fullnessa voluptuous woman
Derived forms of voluptuousvoluptuously, adverbvoluptuousness, noun
Word Origin for voluptuous
C14: from Latin voluptuōsus full of gratification, from voluptās pleasure
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