Voluptuous vs Lascious - What's the difference?

voluptuous | lascious |

As adjectives the difference between voluptuous and lascious

is that voluptuous is suggestive of or characterized by full, generous, pleasurable sensation while lascious is (obsolete) loose; lascivious.




(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




    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) loose; lascivious
  • To depaint lascious wantonness. — Holland.
    (Webster 1913)