[ vuh-luhp-choo-uhs ]
/ vəˈlʌp tʃu əs /
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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

First recorded 1325–75; Middle English, from Latin voluptuōsus, equivalent to volupt(ās), “pleasure” + -ōsus-ous; -u- probably by association with sumptuōsussumptuous
1. See sensual.
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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
voluptuously, adverbvoluptuousness, noun
C14: from Latin voluptuōsus full of gratification, from voluptās pleasure
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