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Meaning of SENSUAL

Pronunciation:  'senshooul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  sexually exciting or gratifying; "sensual excesses"; "a sultry look"; "a sultry dance"
  2. [adj]  of the appetites and passions of the body; "animal instincts"; "carnal knowledge"; "fleshly desire"; "a sensual delight in eating"; "music is the only sensual pleasure without vice"

SENSUAL is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: animal(a), carnal, fleshly, hot, physical, sultry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sen"su*al\, a. [L. sensualis, from sensus sense: cf. F.
1. Pertaining to, consisting in, or affecting, the sense, or
   bodily organs of perception; relating to, or concerning,
   the body, in distinction from the spirit.

         Pleasing and sensual rites and ceremonies. --Bacon.

         Far as creation's ample range extends, The scale of
         sensual, mental powers ascends.       --Pope.

2. Hence, not spiritual or intellectual; carnal; fleshly;
   pertaining to, or consisting in, the gratification of the
   senses, or the indulgence of appetites; wordly.

         These be they who separate themselves, sensual,
         having not the Spirit.                --Jude 19.

         The greatest part of men are such as prefer . . .
         that good which is sensual before whatsoever is most
         divine.                               --Hooker.

3. Devoted to the pleasures of sense and appetite; luxurious;
   voluptuous; lewd; libidinous.

         No small part of virtue consists in abstaining from
         that wherein sensual men place their felicity.

4. Pertaining or peculiar to the philosophical doctrine of