Wednesday, February 12, 2014

volumptuous/voluptuous: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Given the current mania for slim, taut bodies, it is understandable—if amusing—that some folks should confuse voluptuousness with lumpiness. In fact, “voluptuous” is derived from Latin voluptas, which refers to sensual pleasure and not to shape at all. A voluptuous body is a luxurious body.

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