Voluptuous vs Plump - What's the difference?

voluptuous | plump |

As adjectives the difference between voluptuous and plump

is that voluptuous is suggestive of or characterized by full, generous, pleasurable sensation while plump is having a full and rounded shape; chubby, somewhat overweight.

As a verb plump is

to grow ; to swell out.

As an adverb plump is

directly; suddenly; perpendicularly.

As a noun plump is

(obsolete) a knot or cluster; a group; a crowd.




(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 verb)
  • To grow ; to swell out.
  • Her cheeks have plumped .
  • To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once.
  • * Spectator
  • Dulcissa plumps into a chair.
  • To make plump; to fill (out) or support; often with up .
  • * Fuller
  • to plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles
  • To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily.
  • to plump a stone into water
  • To give a plumper (kind of vote).
  • To give (a vote), as a plumper.
  • (used with for) To favor or decide in favor of something.
  • "A recent poll by the New York Times found that although most Brazilians plump for arch-rival Argentina as the team they most want to lose, the second-biggest group want Brazil itself to stumble." source: http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21600983-brazilian-workers-are-gloriously-unproductive-economy-grow-they-must-snap-out


  • Having a full and rounded shape; chubby, somewhat overweight.
  • * (Thomas Carew) (1595-1640)
  • The god of wine did his plump clusters bring.
  • *
  • Fat.
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  • Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A knot or cluster; a group; a crowd.
  • a plump of trees, fowls, or spears
    To visit islands and the plumps of men. — Chapman.


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