Voluptuous vs Chubby - What's the difference?

voluptuous | chubby |


As adjectives the difference between voluptuous and chubby

is that voluptuous is suggestive of or characterized by full, generous, pleasurable sensation while chubby is of a person, slightly overweight, somewhat fat and hence soft.

As a noun chubby is

a chubby, plump person.

voluptuous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Suggestive of or characterized by full, generous, pleasurable sensation.
  • The plentiful blankets and the voluptuous pillows of the bed called out to my tired body, tantalizing me with their luxury.
    {{quote-Fanny Hill, part=5 , Thus we lay, whilst a voluptuous languor possest, and still maintain'd us motionless and fast locked in one another's arms}}
  • (of a woman) Curvaceous, sexy, full-figured.
  • Her flowing raven hair contrasted her creamy white complexion, her amber eyes like those of a cat, the low neckline of her bodice emphasised her plump, voluptuous figure.

    Derived terms

    * voluptuousness

    chubby

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Of a person, slightly overweight, somewhat fat and hence soft.
  • Obviously the chubby child was eating too much.
  • Of a body part, containing a moderate amount of fat.
  • It's quite normal for healthy babies to have chubby cheeks.

    Synonyms

    * (person) chunky, plump, podgy, tubby * (part of the body) chunky, plump, podgy

    Derived terms

    * chubbily * chubbiness

    Noun

    (chubbies)
  • A chubby, plump person
  • An overweight or obese gay man.
  • (slang) An erection of the penis.
  • Hey, Lucius, I just wanted to share a piece of personal information with you. I've got a... a chubby right now because [starts creaming] This is one of the most awesome experiences of my life!—

    Derived terms

    * chub (plump person) * chubby chaser