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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: voluptuosus, from voluptas 'pleasure'

voluptuous

adjective
     
vo‧lup‧tu‧ous
1 a woman who is voluptuous has large breasts and a soft curved body
2 expressing strong sexual feeling or sexual pleasure:
a voluptuous gesture
3 literary something that is voluptuous gives you pleasure because it looks, smells, or tastes good:
the voluptuous fragrance of a summer garden
voluptuously adverb
voluptuousness noun [uncountable]

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