Definition of voluptuous in English:



  • 1(of a woman) curvaceous and sexually attractive.

    • ‘The taste in my neighbourhood was for voluptuous women.’
    • ‘At that time many artists in Indonesia still painted pretty pictures of volcanoes and voluptuous women.’
    • ‘But at the same time you had these fantastic, voluptuous women everywhere.’
    • ‘She was voluptuous and beautiful and blonde - a very appealing woman.’
    • ‘They are self-described voluptuous babes with full confidence in the sexiness of their forms.’
    • ‘She wasn't tall, she wasn't voluptuous, she wasn't provocative.’
    • ‘If you are expecting voluptuous women, cascading flesh, and all the excess of full-blown Baroque painting, you will be disappointed.’
    • ‘His co-star is a voluptuous, dark-haired young woman with cinnamon skin wearing a negligee.’
    • ‘It is partly in reaction to this trend that my friend and I are now celebrating the return of the voluptuous female.’
    • ‘The backless gown was flattering; she was not a very voluptuous woman, but she was certainly not shapeless either.’
    • ‘I'm perfectly happy with the voluptuous curves of the woman I love.’
    • ‘Just a few years from her death, she's unbelievably voluptuous, which just makes you feel sorry for all the stick people currently embodying our culture's ideal of beauty.’
    • ‘It is an experience that concerns itself almost exclusively with tone, with the use of darkness and light, the gruffness of man with the voluptuous beauty of woman.’
    • ‘She wandered out of the small washroom only to run into a rather voluptuous woman wearing flaring robes of red and black.’
    • ‘Plus, having hundreds of voluptuous women on their side would make it easy to recruit more men.’
    • ‘He was to be wed to a beautiful voluptuous woman who was fresh, young, and full of life.’
    • ‘You don't have to have the so-called ‘perfect’ body to be voluptuous and sexy.’
    • ‘He likes the fleshy folds in a voluptuous woman's body.’
    • ‘Her long legs and voluptuous body attracted all the guys in her school.’
    • ‘She wasn't very tall and looking at her voluptuous body and curvy figure I definitely would have guessed her to be older then a high school student.’
    curvaceous, shapely, opulent, full-figured, well formed, well proportioned, junoesque, ample, rubensesque, buxom, full-bosomed, lush, luscious
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  • 2Relating to or characterized by luxury or sensual pleasure.

    ‘long curtains in voluptuous crimson velvet’
    • ‘Hedonistic, self-indulgent, voluptuous societies succumb to their enemies and go under.’
    • ‘He has worked on the theme since the early 1990s: from small buns to voluptuous ones, from the ordinary to the sensual, working with various materials.’
    • ‘Shortly after collapsing into the voluptuous embrace of a velveteen sofa, your body may shut itself down and try to enter a coma.’
    • ‘Embrace the velvety, voluptuous bouquet, infused with Rose, Jasmine, Lily and Ylang Ylang, warmed by golden woods and Vanilla.’
    • ‘The Chinese-style dresses, skirts and tops come in shimmering silk and voluptuous velvet from his suppliers in China.’
    • ‘This ‘boyish’ and youthful ideal reigned during the 1920s, succeeded by a sensual and voluptuous ideal in the 1930s.’
    • ‘It was one of these dishes that are a tasting menu in and of themselves, giving you the sensory pleasures of a voluptuous feast - only in tiny, manageable portions.’
    • ‘So we stirred in a voluptuous, decadent rum fudge.’
    • ‘We often describe the sensuality of cuisine as luscious, voluptuous, decadently indulgent, luxurious, hedonistic.’
    hedonistic, sybaritic, epicurean, pleasure-loving, pleasure-seeking, self-indulgent, indulgent
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Late Middle English: from Old French voluptueux or Latin voluptuosus, from voluptas pleasure.