American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Giving, characterized by, or suggesting ample, unrestrained pleasure to the senses: voluptuous sculptural forms; a voluptuous ripe fruit; a full, voluptuous figure.
- adj. Devoted to or indulging in sensual pleasures.
- adj. Directed toward or anticipating sensual pleasure: voluptuous thoughts.
- adj. Arising from or contributing to the satisfaction of sensuous or sensual desires. See Synonyms at sensuous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, proceeding from, or inclined to sensual gratification: as, voluptuous tastes or habits.
- Passed or spent in luxury or sensuality.
- Contributing to sensual pleasure; exciting, or tending to excite, sensual desires and indulgence; sensual.
- Given to the enjoyments of luxury and pleasure; indulging in sensual gratifications.
- Synonyms Carnal, Sensuous, etc. See sensual.
- adj. Suggestive of or characterized by full, generous, pleasurable sensation.
- adj. of a woman Curvaceous, sexy, full-figured.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Full of delight or pleasure, especially that of the senses; ministering to sensuous or sensual gratification; exciting sensual desires; luxurious; sensual.
- adj. Given to the enjoyments of luxury and pleasure; indulging to excess in sensual gratifications.
- adj. displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
- adj. (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
- adj. having strong sexual appeal
- From Latin voluptuosus ("delightful"), from voluptās ("pleasure, delight"), from volup ("with pleasure"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French voluptueux, from Latin voluptuōsus, full of pleasure, from voluptās, pleasure; see wel-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Or perhaps the weather decides to cloud over for several days straight and without so much sun the zucchinis and tomatoes, for the briefest moment, have decided to stop falling of the vine in voluptuous ripeness.”
“Officer Robeson inquired, not sure if the woman was referring to the voluptuous breasts bulging from a shirt that strained to hold them in place, or the two young girls in the car, who were now silent and pretending not to be paying attention to their mother.”
“Moreover, there are millions of people who think voluptuous is breathtaking and beautiful.”
“I wasn’t “thick,” as they called voluptuous girls, I was invisible.”
“He has a fear of flying and is known to travel with a Ukranian nurse described as a "voluptuous blonde" who "knows his routine.”
“A 2009 U.S. Embassy cable published by WikiLeaks cited Gadhafi's reliance on a Ukrainian nurse, described as a "voluptuous blonde," and his dislike of staying on upper floors of buildings, aversion to flying over water, and taste for horse racing and flamenco dancing.”
“It also discussed Gadhafi's longtime reliance on a Ukrainian nurse named Galyna who the cable said had been described as a "voluptuous blonde.”
“But when we used the word voluptuous in a conversation he had to stop and ask - What does that mean?”
“(2Ki 16: 9), little advantage resulted from it, for Tilgath-pilneser spent the winter in voluptuous revelry at Damascus; and the connection formed with the Assyrian king was eventually a source of new and greater calamities and humiliation to the kingdom of Judah (2Ch 28: 2,”
“When Lucy Westenra, Dracula's doomed victim, is under the Count's thrall, she is consistently described as voluptuous, whereas when she is herself her behavior is chaste and demure, to the point that, at the brink of death, her fiancé will only kiss her on the forehead.”
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