Adjective "voluptuous" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a woman) curvaceous and sexually attractive.
  1. 'I'm perfectly happy with the voluptuous curves of the woman I love.'
  2. '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.'
  3. 'She wandered out of the small washroom only to run into a rather voluptuous woman wearing flaring robes of red and black.'
  4. '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.'
  5. 'The taste in my neighbourhood was for voluptuous women.'
  6. 'He likes the fleshy folds in a voluptuous woman's body.'
  7. 'He was to be wed to a beautiful voluptuous woman who was fresh, young, and full of life.'
  8. 'They are self-described voluptuous babes with full confidence in the sexiness of their forms.'
  9. 'His co-star is a voluptuous, dark-haired young woman with cinnamon skin wearing a negligee.'
  10. 'Plus, having hundreds of voluptuous women on their side would make it easy to recruit more men.'
Relating to or characterized by luxury or sensual pleasure.
  1. 'The Chinese-style dresses, skirts and tops come in shimmering silk and voluptuous velvet from his suppliers in China.'
  2. 'We often describe the sensuality of cuisine as luscious, voluptuous, decadently indulgent, luxurious, hedonistic.'
  3. 'Hedonistic, self-indulgent, voluptuous societies succumb to their enemies and go under.'
  4. '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.'
  5. 'This ‘boyish’ and youthful ideal reigned during the 1920s, succeeded by a sensual and voluptuous ideal in the 1930s.'


1. full of, characterized by, or ministering to indulgence in luxury, pleasure, and sensuous enjoyment: a voluptuous life.

2. derived from gratification of the senses: voluptuous pleasure.

3. directed toward or concerned with sensuous enjoyment or sensual pleasure: voluptuous desires.

4. sensuously pleasing or delightful: voluptuous beauty.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be voluptuous."

"bodies can be voluptuous."

"creatures can be voluptuous."

"curves can be voluptuous."

"actresses can be voluptuous."

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Late Middle English: from Old French voluptueux or Latin voluptuosus, from voluptas ‘pleasure’.