What does sensual mean?

Definitions for sensual
ˈsɛn ʃu əlsen·su·al

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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. sensual, sultry(adj)

    sexually exciting or gratifying

    "sensual excesses"; "a sultry look"; "a sultry dance"

Wiktionary

  1. sensual(Adjective)

    Inducing pleasurable and/or erotic sensations.

    That massage was a very sensual experience!

  2. sensual(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the physical senses; sensory.

    Plato believed that this sensual world in which we live is inferior to the heavenly realm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sensual(adj)

    pertaining to, consisting in, or affecting, the sense, or bodily organs of perception; relating to, or concerning, the body, in distinction from the spirit

    Etymology: [L. sensualis, from sensus sense: cf. F. sensuel.]

  2. Sensual(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. sensualis, from sensus sense: cf. F. sensuel.]

  3. Sensual(adj)

    devoted to the pleasures of sense and appetite; luxurious; voluptuous; lewd; libidinous

    Etymology: [L. sensualis, from sensus sense: cf. F. sensuel.]

  4. Sensual(adj)

    pertaining or peculiar to the philosophical doctrine of sensualism

    Etymology: [L. sensualis, from sensus sense: cf. F. sensuel.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sensual in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sensual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of sensual in a Sentence

  1. Fabrice:

    To be thought to be a moron to the eyes of an idiot is a gourmet's sensual delight!

  2. C. C. Colton:

    Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.

  3. Paul Valery:

    ...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.

  4. Ludwig van Beethoven:

    Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.

  5. Wilhelm von Humboldt:

    The sensual and spiritual are linked together by a mysterious bond, sensed by our emotions, though hidden from our eyes. To this double nature of the visible and invisible world -- to the profound longing for the latter, coupled with the feeling of the sweet necessity for the former, we owe all sound and logical systems of philosophy, truly based on the immutable principles of our nature, just as from the same source arise the most senseless enthusiasms.

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