carnality


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car·nal

 (kär′nəl)
adj.
1. Relating to the physical and especially sexual appetites: carnal desire.
2. Worldly or earthly; temporal: the carnal world.
3. Of or relating to the body or flesh; bodily: carnal remains.

[Middle English, from Old North French carnel, from Latin carnālis, from Latin carō, carn-, flesh; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

car·nal′i·ty (kär-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
car′nal·ly adv.

carnalism, carnality

the practice of finding satisfaction in activities related to fleshly desires and appetites, especially the sexual. — carnal, adj.
See also: Sex
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carnality - feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness
amativeness, sexiness, amorousness, eroticism, erotism - the arousal of feelings of sexual desire

carnality

noun
A preoccupation with the body and satisfaction of its desires:
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