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"
sexually exciting or gratifying
"sensual excesses"; "a sultry look"; "a sultry dance"
Inducing pleasurable and/or erotic sensations.
That massage was a very sensual experience!
Of or pertaining to the physical senses; sensory.
Plato believed that this sensual world in which we live is inferior to the heavenly realm.
pertaining to, consisting in, or affecting, the sense, or bodily organs of perception; relating to, or concerning, the body, in distinction from the spirit
hence, not spiritual or intellectual; carnal; fleshly; pertaining to, or consisting in, the gratification of the senses, or the indulgence of appetites; wordly
devoted to the pleasures of sense and appetite; luxurious; voluptuous; lewd; libidinous
pertaining or peculiar to the philosophical doctrine of sensualism
Origin: [L. sensualis, from sensus sense: cf. F. sensuel.]
The numerical value of sensual in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of sensual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.
In youth the human body drew me and was the object of my secret and natural dreams. But body after body has taken away from me that sensual phosphorescence which my youth delighted in. Within me is no disturbing interplay now, but only the steady currents of adaptation and of sympathy.
We have created a manic world nauseous with the pursuit of material wealth. Many also bear their cross of imagined deprivation, while their fellow human beings remain paralyzed by real poverty. We drown in the thick sweetness of our sensual excess, and our shameless opulence, while our discontent souls suffocate in the arid wasteland of spiritual deprivation.
...in song the words tend to lose their significance, do often lose it, while at the other extreme, in current prose it is the musical value that tends to disappear - so that verse stands symmetrically, as it were, between song, on the one hand, and prose on the other - and is thus admirably and delicately balanced between the sensual and the intellectual power of language.
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