Given to the enjoyments of luxury and pleasure; indulging to excess in sensual gratifications.
Full of delight or pleasure, especially that of the senses; ministering to sensuous or sensual gratification; exciting sensual desires; luxurious; sensual.
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\vo*lup"tu*ous\ (?), a. [f. voluptueux, l. voluptuosus, fr. voluptas pleasure, volup agreeably, delightfully; probably akin to gr. &?; to hope, &?; hope, and to l. velle to wish. see voluntary.]
1. full of delight or pleasure, especially that of the senses; ministering to sensuous or sensual gratification; exciting sensual desires; luxurious; sensual. music arose with its voluptuous swell. sink back into your voluptuous repose.
2. given to the enjoyments of luxury and pleasure; indulging to excess in sensual gratifications. "the jolly and voluptuous livers." softened with pleasure and voluptuous life. -- vo*lup"tu*ous*ly , adv. -- vo*lup"tu*ous*ness , n.
1. having strong sexual appeal; "juicy barmaids"; "a red-hot mama"; "a voluptuous woman" [syn: juicy, luscious, red-hot]
2. (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves; "hollywood seems full of curvaceous blondes"; "a curvy young woman in a tight dress" [syn: bosomy, busty, buxom, curvaceous, curvy, full-bosomed, sonsie, sonsy, well-endowed]
3. furnishing gratification of the senses; "an epicurean banquet"; "enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs"; "lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence"; "a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness" [syn: epicurean, luxurious, sybaritic, voluptuary]