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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 ?
Like most sensualists he enjoyed talk- ing of women, and for an hour he lingered about gossiping with Tom Willy.
Once they thought of becoming heroes; but sensualists are they now.
I am not absolutely such a fool and sensualist as to regret the absence of a carpet, a sofa, and silver plate; besides, five weeks ago I had nothing--I was an outcast, a beggar, a vagrant; now I have acquaintance, a home, a business.
In his youth P--, the sensualist, had seduced a young girl, poor but respectable.
With the brow of a philosopher above and the jaw of a sensualist below, the man must have started with great capacities for good or for evil.
There is no such perfect conception of the selfish sensualist in literature, and the conception is all the more perfect because of the wit that lights up the vice of Falstaff, a cold light without tenderness, for he was not a good fellow, though a merry companion.
They are but one appetite, and we only need to see a person do any one of these things to know how great a sensualist he is.
This same son, I imagine, is a man of expensive habits, no reckless spendthrift and no abandoned sensualist, but one who likes to have 'everything handsome about him,' and to go to a certain length in youthful indulgences, not so much to gratify his own tastes as to maintain his reputation as a man of fashion in the world, and a respectable fellow among his own lawless companions; while he is too selfish to consider how many comforts might be obtained for his fond mother and sisters with the money he thus wastes upon himself: as long as they can contrive to make a respectable appearance once a year, when they come to town, he gives himself little concern about their private stintings and struggles at home.