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. Byron.

Sink back into your voluptuous repose. De Quincey.

2.

Given to the enjoyments of luxury and pleasure; indulging to excess in sensual gratifications.

"The jolly and voluptuous livers."

Atterbury.

Softened with pleasure and voluptuous life. Milton.

-- Vo*lup"tu*ous*ly, adv. -- , n.

 

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