from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Giving, characterized by, or suggesting ample, unrestrained pleasure to the senses: voluptuous sculptural forms; a voluptuous ripe fruit; a full, voluptuous figure.
- adj. Devoted to or indulging in sensual pleasures.
- adj. Directed toward or anticipating sensual pleasure: voluptuous thoughts.
- adj. Arising from or contributing to the satisfaction of sensuous or sensual desires. See Synonyms at sensuous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Suggestive of or characterized by full, generous, pleasurable sensation.
- adj. Curvaceous, sexy, full-figured.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of delight or pleasure, especially that of the senses; ministering to sensuous or sensual gratification; exciting sensual desires; luxurious; sensual.
- adj. Given to the enjoyments of luxury and pleasure; indulging to excess in sensual gratifications.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
- adj. (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
- adj. having strong sexual appeal
Middle English, from Old French voluptueux, from Latin voluptuōsus, full of pleasure, from voluptās, pleasure; see wel-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin voluptuosus ("delightful"), from voluptās ("pleasure, delight"), from volup ("with pleasure"). (Wiktionary)