What does carnal mean?

Definitions for carnalˈkɑr nl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word carnal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. animal(a), carnal, fleshly, sensual(adj)

    marked by 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"

  2. carnal(adj)

    of or relating to the body or flesh

    "carnal remains"

Wiktionary

  1. carnal(Adjective)

    relating to the physical and especially sexual appetites

  2. carnal(Adjective)

    worldly or earthly; temporal

  3. carnal(Adjective)

    of or relating to the body or flesh

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carnal(adj)

    of or pertaining to the body or its appetites; animal; fleshly; sensual; given to sensual indulgence; lustful; human or worldly as opposed to spiritual

  2. Carnal(adj)

    flesh-devouring; cruel; ravenous; bloody

  3. Origin: [L. carnalis, fr. caro, carnis, flesh; akin to Gr. , Skr. kravya; cf. F. charnel, Of. also carnel. Cf. Charnel.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carnal

    kär′nal, adj. fleshly: sensual: unspiritual: (Shak.) murderous, flesh-eating.—v.t. and v.i. to convert into flesh, to become fleshy.—v.t. Car′nalise, to make carnal: to debase carnally:—pr.p. cär′nalīsing; pa.p. cär′nalīsed.—ns. Car′nalist, a sensualist: a worldling; Carnal′ity state of being carnal.—adv. Car′nally,—adjs. Car′nal-mind′ed, worldly-minded; Car′neous, Carnose′, fleshy: of or like flesh.—n. Car′nifex, executioner.—adj. Carnific′ial.—n. Carnos′ity, a fleshy excrescence growing in and obstructing any part of the body. [L. carnaliscaro, carnis, flesh.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carnal in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carnal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Samuel Butler:

    For truth is precious and divine Too rich a pearl for carnal swine.

  2. Michael Horton:

    When salvation is viewed as man's program, it is left up to man as to whether he will let God do this or that, but when it is viewed as God's program, there is a confidence and a certainty that no one whom God regenerates will be a carnal Christian.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    God often works behind the scenes. Just because you've not yet seen anything positive happening, does not mean God is not working. Lest you forget, God always works in a mysterious way and never in mortal's ways in order for him to achieve his divine plan and not your own carnal plan. Oh! Yes, I do believe God is often at work, even when it seems the sky is falling down.

  4. Albert Camus:

    The society of merchants can be defined as a society in which things disappear in favor of signs. When a ruling class measures its fortunes, not by the acre of land or the ingot of gold, but by the number of figures corresponding ideally to a certain number of exchange operations, it thereby condemns itself to setting a certain kind of humbug at the center of its experience and its universe. A society founded on signs is, in its essence, an artificial society in which man's carnal truth is handled as something artificial.

  5. Githu Muigai:

    #1. The man in front of you today is a mortician, The patient died on the operating table. If you think the patient should have lived, ask the surgeons. #2. I am here to jumpstart your mind from lethargy. #3. I believe you are familiar with carnal knowledge? The concept that is, not the practical part. Someone with experience? Legal experience you dirty minded fools! #4. The only difference between you and a cow is what I teach you. #5. Most women would prefer the sperm of a law professor to that of a law student. #6. We are not authorities in law. By ‘we’ I mean ‘you’. Some of you might be tempted to think that we are in the same category! #7. You call me Sir and I call you Sir. The only difference is that YOU will mean it while I don't! #8. Not even the devil knows what a man is thinking, leave alone a woman. #9. I agree with the Honourable Justice Kwach, that the legal profession is in danger of being infiltrated by peasants. #10. For the purposes of my lectures, all time will be in GMT and only my Swiss watch will apply. #11. If your female client is going to be convicted of murder, make sure she’s pregnant. Why are you laughing? Of course, I don’t mean that you should be the one making sure! #12. I radiate knowledge because I am in intellectual puberty and not intellectual menopause.

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