voluptuous

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French voluptueux, 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.
    • 1749, [John Cleland], Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], London: Printed [by Thomas Parker] for G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] [], OCLC 731622352:
      Thus we lay, whilst a voluptuous languor possest, and still maintain'd us motionless and fast locked in one another's arms
  2. (of a woman) Curvaceous, sexy, full-figured.
    The low neckline of her bodice emphasised her plump, voluptuous figure.

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