voluptuous

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

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voluptuous (comparative more voluptuous, superlative most voluptuous)

  1. Suggestive of or characterized by full, generous, pleasurable sensation.
    The plentiful blankets and the voluptuous pillows of the bed called out to my tired body, tantalizing me with their luxury.
  2. (of a woman) Curvaceous, sexy, full-figured.
    Her flowing raven hair contrasted her creamy white complexion, her amber eyes like those of a cat, the low neckline of her bodice emphasised her plump, voluptuous figure.

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