adjective vo·lup·tu·ous \və-ˈləp(t)-shə-wəs, -shəs\

of a woman : very attractive because of having large hips and breasts

: giving pleasure to the senses

Full Definition of VOLUPTUOUS

a :  full of delight or pleasure to the senses :  conducive to or arising from sensuous or sensual gratification :  luxurious <a voluptuous dance> <voluptuous ornamentation> <a voluptuous wine>
b :  suggesting sensual pleasure by fullness and beauty of form <voluptuous nudes>
:  given to or spent in enjoyment of luxury, pleasure, or sensual gratifications <a long and voluptuous holiday — Edmund Wilson>
vo·lup·tu·ous·ly adverb
vo·lup·tu·ous·ness noun

Examples of VOLUPTUOUS

  1. <the voluptuous richness of the music>


Middle English, from Latin voluptuosus, irregular from voluptas pleasure, from volup pleasurable; akin to Greek elpesthai to hope, Latin velle to wish — more at will
First Known Use: 14th century


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