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 Dictionary entry overview: What does voluptuous mean? 

VOLUPTUOUS (adjective)
  The adjective VOLUPTUOUS has 3 senses:

1. having strong sexual appeal
2. (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
3. displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses

  Familiarity information: VOLUPTUOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

VOLUPTUOUS (adjective)

Sense 1voluptuous [BACK TO TOP]


Having strong sexual appeal


voluptuous; red-hot; luscious; juicy; toothsome

Context examples:

juicy barmaids / a red-hot mama / a voluptuous woman / a toothsome blonde in a tight dress


sexy (marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest)

Sense 2voluptuous [BACK TO TOP]


(of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves


sonsy; sonsie; full-bosomed; curvaceous; buxom; busty; bosomy; well-endowed; curvy; voluptuous

Context examples:

Hollywood seems full of curvaceous blondes / a curvy young woman in a tight dress


shapely (having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape)

Sense 3voluptuous [BACK TO TOP]


Displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses


luxurious; sybaritic; voluptuary; luxuriant; epicurean; voluptuous

Context examples:

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


indulgent (characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone)

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