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sen·su·al

 (sĕn′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
1.
a. Relating to or involving gratification of the senses, especially sexual gratification: sensual indulgence; sensual desires. See Synonyms at sensuous.
b. Sexually attractive: a sensual mouth.
c. Given to or preoccupied with gratification of the senses.
2. Relating to or affecting any of the senses or a sense organ; sensory: "Ye soft pipes, play on; / Not to the sensual ear, but more endear'd, / Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone" (John Keats).

sen′su·al·ly adv.
sen′su·al·ness n.

sensual

(ˈsɛnsjʊəl)
adj
1. (Physiology) of or relating to any of the senses or sense organs; bodily
2. strongly or unduly inclined to gratification of the senses
3. tending to arouse the bodily appetites, esp the sexual appetite
4. (Philosophy) of or relating to sensualism
[C15: from Late Latin sensuālis, from Latin sēnsus sense. Compare French sensuel, Italian sensuale]
ˈsensually adv
ˈsensualness n

sen•su•al

(ˈsɛn ʃu əl)

adj.
1. arousing or preoccupied with gratification of the senses or appetites; carnal.
2. lacking in moral restraints.
3. worldly; materialistic.
4. sensory.
[1400–50; < Latin sēnsuālis]
sen`su•al′i•ty, n.
sen′su•al•ly, adv.
syn: sensual, sensuous both refer to experience through the senses. sensual refers to the enjoyments derived from the senses, esp. to the gratification or indulgence of physical appetites: sensual pleasures. sensuous refers to that which is aesthetically pleasing to the senses: sensuous poetry. See also carnal.
sensuous, sensual - Sensuous usually implies gratification of the senses for the sake of aesthetic pleasure; sensual usually describes gratification of the senses or physical appetites as an end in itself.
See also related terms for sake.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sensual - 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"
physical - involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit; "physical exercise"; "physical suffering"; "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance"
2.sensual - sexually exciting or gratifying; "sensual excesses"; "a sultry look"; "a sultry dance"
hot - extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm; "a hot temper"; "a hot topic"; "a hot new book"; "a hot love affair"; "a hot argument"

sensual

adjective
1. sexual, sexy (informal), erotic, randy (informal, chiefly Brit.), steamy (informal), raunchy (slang), lewd, voluptuous, lascivious, lustful, lecherous, libidinous, licentious, unchaste He was a very sensual person.

sensual

adjective
1. Of or relating to sensation or the senses:
2. Relating to, suggestive of, or appealing to sense gratification:
3. Relating to the desires and appetites of the body:
4. Suggesting sexuality:
5. Of or preoccupied with material rather than spiritual or intellectual things:
Translations
جَسَديشَهْواني
smyslnýsmyslový
sanseligsensuel
čulanputensenzualan
érzéki
líkamlegur, holdlegurlostafullur
gašliaigašlusgeidulingasgeidulingumas
juteklīgsjuteklisks
zmyselný
bedenselşehevîşehvet düşkünü

sensual

[ˈsensjʊəl] ADJsensual

sensual

[ˈsɛnʃʊəl] adjsensuel(le)

sensual

adjsinnlich, wollüstig (pej); person, life alsosinnesfreudig, lustbetont; sensual momentsAugenblicke plder Lust

sensual

[ˈsɛnsjʊəl] adj (gen) → sensuale; (pleasures) → dei sensi

sensual

(ˈsensuəl) adjective
1. of the senses and the body rather than the mind. sensual pleasures.
2. having or showing a fondness for bodily pleasures. a sensual person.
ˈsensually adverb
ˈsensuˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun

sen·su·al

a. sensual, carnal.
References in classic literature ?
Indeed, if by virtue these writers mean the exercise of those cardinal virtues, which like good housewives stay at home, and mind only the business of their own family, I shall very readily concede the point; for so surely do all these contribute and lead to happiness, that I could almost wish, in violation of all the antient and modern sages, to call them rather by the name of wisdom, than by that of virtue; for, with regard to this life, no system, I conceive, was ever wiser than that of the antient Epicureans, who held this wisdom to constitute the chief good; nor foolisher than that of their opposites, those modern epicures, who place all felicity in the abundant gratification of every sensual appetite.
The causes of superstition are: pleasing and sensual rites and ceremonies; excess of outward and pharisaical holiness; overgreat reverence of traditions, which cannot but load the church; the stratagems of prelates, for their own ambition and lucre; the favoring too much of good intentions, which openeth the gate to conceits and novelties; the taking an aim at divine matters, by human, which cannot but breed mixture of imaginations: and, lastly, barbarous times, especially joined with calamities and disasters.
Thus if there are, as the poets tell us, any inhabitants in the happy isles, to these a higher degree of philosophy, temperance, and justice will be necessary, as they live at their ease in the full plenty of every sensual pleasure.
The ingenuity of man has always been dedicated to the solution of one problem,--how to detach the sensual sweet, the sensual strong, the sensual bright, etc.
She was sensual now, and in ten years' time she would be coarse--promise plain was written in her face of much future folly.
For hers was not a sensual, pleasure-loving nature.
I suppose Velasquez was a better painter than El Greco, but custom stales one's admiration for him: the Cretan, sensual and tragic, proffers the mystery of his soul like a standing sacrifice.
This head, with its remarkably broad brow and cheekbones, its handsome, sensual mouth, and its cold, majestic expression, was not disfigured by the approach of death.
I do not think either of these soi-disant friends is overflowing with love for the other; but such intercourse serves to get the time on, and I am very willing it should continue, as it saves me some hours of discomfort in Arthur's society, and gives him some better employment than the sottish indulgence of his sensual appetites.
They wondered how one so charming and graceful as he was could have escaped the stain of an age that was at once sordid and sensual.
We come to it freshly, in the dewy youth of the day, and when our spiritual and sensual elements are in better accord than at a later period; so that the material delights of the morning meal are capable of being fully enjoyed, without any very grievous reproaches, whether gastric or conscientious, for yielding even a trifle overmuch to the animal department of our nature.
It is neither the quality nor the quantity, but the devotion to sensual savors; when that which is eaten is not a viand to sustain our animal, or inspire our spiritual life, but food for the worms that possess us.