[ 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

1325–75; Middle English < Latin voluptuōsus, equivalent to volupt(ās) pleasure + -ōsus -ous; -u- probably by association with sumptuōsus sumptuous


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British Dictionary definitions for voluptuous

/ (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 voluptuous

voluptuously, adverbvoluptuousness, noun

Word Origin for voluptuous

C14: from Latin voluptuōsus full of gratification, from voluptās pleasure
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