Voluptuous vs Nubile - What's the difference?

voluptuous | nubile |


As adjectives the difference between voluptuous and nubile

is that voluptuous is suggestive of or characterized by full, generous, pleasurable sensation while nubile is of an age suitable for marriage; marriageable (principally of a young woman).

As a noun nubile is

a young sexually attractive woman.

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

    nubile

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • of an age suitable for marriage; marriageable (principally of a young woman).
  • sexually attractive (especially of a young woman).
  • Usage notes

    For a man, especially a young man, (m) is sometimes used as the corresponding term in the sense ‘marriageable’, particularly in the phrase (eligible bachelor) .

    Derived terms

    * nubility

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A young sexually attractive woman
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