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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 ?
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.
at once shadowy and sensual, A tender loin of beef, a hind-quarter of veal, a spare-rib of pork, a particular chicken, or a remarkably praiseworthy turkey, which had perhaps adorned his board in the days of the elder Adams, would be remembered; while all the subsequent experience of our race, and all the events that brightened or darkened his individual career, had gone over him with as little permanent effect as the passing breeze.
It was an elemental odor, raw and crude; it was rich, almost rancid, sensual, and strong.
Bitter and base associations have become the sole food of your memory: you wander here and there, seeking rest in exile: happiness in pleasure--I mean in heartless, sensual pleasure--such as dulls intellect and blights feeling.
Military officers destitute of military knowledge; naval officers with no idea of a ship; civil officers without a notion of affairs; brazen ecclesiastics, of the worst world worldly, with sensual eyes, loose tongues, and looser lives; all totally unfit for their several callings, all lying horribly in pretending to belong to them, but all nearly or remotely of the order of Monseigneur, and therefore foisted on all public employments from which anything was to be got; these were to be told off by the score and the score.
For hers was not a sensual, pleasure-loving nature.
Thus fenc't, and as they thought, thir shame in part Coverd, but not at rest or ease of Mind, They sate them down to weep, nor onely Teares Raind at thir Eyes, but high Winds worse within Began to rise, high Passions, Anger, Hate, Mistrust, Suspicion, Discord, and shook sore Thir inward State of Mind, calme Region once And full of Peace, now tost and turbulent: For Understanding rul'd not, and the Will Heard not her lore, both in subjection now To sensual Appetite, who from beneathe Usurping over sovran Reason claimd Superior sway: From thus distemperd brest, ADAM, estrang'd in look and alterd stile, Speech intermitted thus to EVE renewd.
She believed him to be heartless, selfish, and misguided, but she knew that he was not the loud, coarse, sensual, and ignorant brawler most of her mother's gossips supposed him to be.
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.
I felt younger, lighter, happier in body; within I was conscious of a heady recklessness, a current of disordered sensual images running like a millrace in my fancy, a solution of the bonds of obligation, an unknown but not an innocent freedom of the soul.
It was hard, and cruel, and sensual, and big white teeth, that looked all the whiter because his lips were so red, were pointed like an animal's.
She was sensual now, and in ten years' time she would be coarse--promise plain was written in her face of much future folly.