Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to, providing, or arising from sensual pleasure: synonym: sensuous.
  • adjective Having a curvaceous figure. Used of a woman or a woman's body.
  • adjective Devoted to or indulging in sensual pleasures.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of delight or pleasure, especially that of the senses; ministering to sensuous or sensual gratification; exciting sensual desires; luxurious; sensual.
  • adjective Given to the enjoyments of luxury and pleasure; indulging to excess in sensual gratifications.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Suggestive of or characterized by full, generous, pleasurable sensation.
  • adjective of a woman Curvaceous, sexy, full-figured.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
  • adjective (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
  • adjective having strong sexual appeal

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French voluptueux, from Latin voluptuōsus, full of pleasure, from voluptās, pleasure; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin voluptuosus ("delightful"), from voluptās ("pleasure, delight"), from volup ("with pleasure").

Examples

  • 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.

    Obscene Fist-Full of Basil

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    The Punany Experience

  • 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.

    The Punany Experience

  • 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.

    The Punany Experience

  • 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.

    The Punany Experience

  • Moreover, there are millions of people who think voluptuous is breathtaking and beautiful.

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  • I wasn’t “thick,” as they called voluptuous girls, I was invisible.

    Fired!

  • I wasn’t “thick,” as they called voluptuous girls, I was invisible.

    Fired!

  • I wasn’t “thick,” as they called voluptuous girls, I was invisible.

    Fired!

Comments

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  • The fair girl went on her knees and bent over me, fairly gloating. There was a deliberate voluptuousness which was both thrilling and repulsive, and as she arched her neck she actually licked her lips like an animal... I could feel the soft, shivering touch of the lips on the supersensitive skin of my throat, and the hard dents of two sharp teeth, just touching and pausing there."

    --Bram Stoker, (ch. 3, pg. 42)

    October 22, 2007

  • OOH! OOH! WORDIE PORN!!

    October 23, 2007

  • Seriously, I didn't realize Dracula was so erotic.

    October 23, 2007

  • Sex and death, baby. That's what it was all about.

    October 23, 2007

  • Well, as long as there's sex, I can do without the death part.

    October 23, 2007

  • Uhh... that's kind of the whole point, the death part... hence... Dracula? Remember?

    October 23, 2007

  • I was still stuck on voluptuous, I guess...

    October 23, 2007

  • I don't know, the "hard dents of two sharp teeth" kind of gives it away... ;)

    October 23, 2007

  • Yeah, but...you know...voluptuous!

    October 23, 2007

  • Why do some people add an m to this word? It drives me crazy when people say 'volumptuous'. It takes away the sexiness of the word and makes me think of cellulite. hehe

    November 12, 2007