This is an interesting word. One that my new doctor used to describe me today when I was lamenting about my post-menopausal weight as compared to the stick figure I had grown accustomed to during the first four decades of my life…
So here goes, courtesy of Merriam Webster, the definition of VOLUPTUOUS, a good word:
1 a: full of delight or pleasure to the senses : conducive to or arising from sensuous or sensual gratification : luxurious <a voluptuous dance> <voluptuous ornamentation> <a voluptuous wine> b: suggesting sensual pleasure by fullness and beauty of form
2: given to or spent in enjoyment of luxury, pleasure, or sensual gratifications <a long and voluptuous holiday — Edmund Wilson>
Good Golly Miss Molly! I had no idea!
Shall we use this in a sentence? I think so!:
I am voluptuous!
(I’ll see if I can drum up a photo that doesn’t reveal my identity.)
For now, is a photo of Raquel Welch (age 67) at her son Damon’s wedding approximately one year ago: