Voluptuous

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.
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Music arose with its voluptuous swell.
Byron.
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Sink back into your voluptuous repose.
De Quincey.
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2. Given to the enjoyments of luxury and pleasure; indulging to excess in sensual gratifications. "The jolly and voluptuous livers." Atterbury.
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Softened with pleasure and voluptuous life.
Milton.
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-- Vo*lup"tu*ous*ly, adv. -- Vo*lup"tu*ous*ness, n.
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