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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being voluptuous, or addicted to the pursuit of pleasure and sensual gratification; luxuriousness.

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

  • noun sensuality; the quality of being sensuous
  • noun sexuality; the quality of being sensual
  • noun the quality of being voluptuous

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

  • noun the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses
  • noun the quality of having a well-rounded body
  • noun the quality of being attractive and exciting (especially sexually exciting)


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  • The time of hymns to voluptuousness is past; gravity and sadness are now persistent moods.

    The Nobel Prize in Literature 1916 - Presentation 1916

  • He rebukes himself for his abandonment to 'the worst voluptuousness, which is an hydroptic, immoderate desire of human learning and languages.'

    Figures of Several Centuries Arthur Symons 1905

  • "Asiatic" temperament, of that voluptuousness, which is connected perhaps with his appreciation of the intimacy, the almost mystical communion of touch, between nature and man.

    Appreciations, with an Essay on Style Walter Pater 1866

  • I found besides, that his maxims were very good for him, but felt that I had no use for them; I needed another kind of voluptuousness, of which he had no idea, and of which I not even dared speak, as I was sure, he would only make fun of me.

    The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1782

  • Like the film, the play follows the misfortunes of the Ekdahl family—in particular siblings Fanny and Alexander, who are forced to leave the splendor and voluptuousness of their happy family home after their father dies following a stroke suffered while playing Hamlet's ghost on stage.

    Bergman's Masks and Mirrors Jens Hansegard 2012

  • "It's not sort of limp, it has a voluptuousness to it."

    Opulently Hidden, In Plain Sight Dana Rubinstein 2011

  • The stranded strings and low winds arrived by Act 2 but in the meantime, conductor Peter Mark and his reduced forces offered a clarity of texture and prominence of inner voices that almost made up for the loss of voluptuousness that the full group mustered.

    Performing Arts: Kelli O'Hara lights up the Kennedy Center Nelson Pressley 2010

  • It is a voluptuousness only the novel knows, and the elusive grail we poor scribblers helplessly chase.

    An Interview With Cynthia Ozick 2010

  • The organic version available from Mustapha's adds a voluptuousness to salads and soups $39, mustaphas.com .

    Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut Oil Sara Dickerman 2011

  • A legend for voluptuousness almost from the time filming began on "The Outlaw," the Howard Hughes production that marked her movie debut, Ms. Russell made many other well-remembered movies, had a productive singing career and remained active in the entertainment world to the end of her life.

    Jane Russell, film siren who sizzled on-screen in 'The Outlaw,' dies at 89 2011


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