The adjective voluptuous is used to describe someone who is attractive and curvy. Marilyn Monroe was known for her voluptuous figure.

Being voluptuous means being full-figured and curvy, but this word doesn't only apply to body types. A house that's luxurious, lavishly decorated, and full of delicious food could also be called voluptuous. This word derives from a Latin root meaning "delightful or pleasurable."

Definitions of voluptuous
  1. adjective
    displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
    “Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence”
    synonyms: epicurean, luxuriant, luxurious, sybaritic, voluptuary
    characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
  2. adjective
    having strong sexual appeal
    “a voluptuous woman”
    synonyms: juicy, luscious, red-hot, toothsome
    marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest
  3. adjective
    (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
    synonyms: bosomy, busty, buxom, curvaceous, curvy, full-bosomed, sonsie, sonsy, stacked, well-endowed
    having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape
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