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vo·lup·tu·ous

(vō-lŭp'tyū-ŭs),
Causing or caused by sensual pleasure; given to gratification of the senses.
[L. voluptuosus, fr. voluptas, pleasure]

voluptuous

A term that is obsolete in the biomedical sciences—where it has been defined in the context of sensual pleasure—and best substituted with other adjectives that are less subjective in nature.

voluptuous

(vō-lŭp′tū-ŭs) [L. voluptas, pleasure]
1. Pert. to, arising from, or provoking, consciously or otherwise, sensual desire, usually applied to the female sex.
2. Given to sensualism.
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Full of life, she delights in her own voluptuousness. At an early age she romps with the boys, dances nude with her girlfriends, and yields freely to her passions, electing one of her schoolmates to "make her a woman." In Manora, the small town where she lives, her promiscuity elicits censure from the matriarchs, on whom she eventually takes vengeance at a horrorific Japanese tea party at her home.
'From her Lollobrigida voluptuousness to her Callas-style personal dramas, she is a classic Mediterranean starlet.'
A film spokesman said: "Penelope's role demanded voluptuousness. Her breasts were fine but it was felt that she needed more shape down below."
Nigella Lawson continues to delight us with her unshamed voluptuousness -- although we're not so sure about THOSE bondage shoes -- and her Feast recipes written in enthusiastic blue stocking meets bohemian style.
Both in live performance and in an ever-increasing discography with EMI, they have introduced us to his rewarding orientalisms, his nocturnal voluptuousness and his almost hedonistic expressions of religious ecstasy, climaxed most spectacularly by their stunning collaboration in the opera King Roger.
If we compare this portrait with his self-portrait we see that Leonardo looked and smiled with the eyes and lips of the Gioconda: the intellectual power of the man of genius merges into the voluptuousness of the seductive woman: this is moral hermaphroditism.
The name leads to misunderstandings by linking the figurine, whose intended purpose remains under speculation, to a classical concept of the female, emphasizing the differences between the latter's standard of beauty and the former's unbridled voluptuousness. While it may be historically invalid to individualize the sculpture, as it likely depicts a concept--fertility--rather than a person, I naively think of this incredibly sensual object as a portrait.
The same voluptuousness is expressed in the waving shapes of Contenedor de sonidos.
A film spokesman said: "Penelope's role demanded voluptuousness. She needed more curves down below so we decided to fit her with a false bottom."
'The insatiable yearning for lamentation which leads to wailing and beating of the breast is no less shameful than unbridled voluptuousness,' he wrote.
The settings with their rich lighting suggest immediately the chilliness of Imperial Rome and the erotic voluptuousness of Egypt, with Cleopatra's court a nest of sexual caprice and indulgent cruelty.
"It didn't give me much time to be nervous--it was just work, work, work.") Here again was a role that fit her like a glove and one in which she was, once more, to impress us with the clarity of her character interpretation--from the sweet and not-really-so-innocent convent-bound young girl (her sparkling eyes told you that she'd already discovered something about her sexual attractiveness by the time she stepped down from the coach) to the seductive voluptuousness of a richly kept woman, to Manon's final degradation.