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sen·su·al·i·ty

 (sĕn′sho͞o-ăl′ĭ-tē)
n.
1. The quality or state of being sensual or lascivious.
2. Excessive devotion to sensual pleasure.

sensuality

(ˌsɛnsjʊˈælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Physiology) the quality or state of being sensual
2. excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures
sensualist n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sensuality - desire for sensual pleasuressensuality - desire for sensual pleasures  
concupiscence, physical attraction, sexual desire, eros - a desire for sexual intimacy

sensuality

sensuality

noun
1. The quality or condition of being sensual:
2. The quality or condition of being sensuous:
3. A preoccupation with the body and satisfaction of its desires:
Translations
شَهْوانِيَّه
smyslnost
sanselighedsensualitet
čulnostputenostsenzualnost
érzékiség
holdlegt eîli; nautnir
senzualitate
zmyselnosť

sensuality

[ˌsensjʊˈælɪtɪ] Nsensualidad f

sensuality

nSinnlichkeit f, → Wollüstigkeit f (pej); (of person also)Sinnesfreudigkeit f

sensuality

[ˌsɛnsjʊˈælɪtɪ] nsensualità

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
References in classic literature ?
He had detected the latent sensuality, which unfolded under his delicate sense of her nature's requirements like a torpid, torrid, sensitive blossom.
During all this time the same man and woman would dance together, half-stupefied with sensuality and drink.
I have had unformed ideas of striving afresh, beginning anew, shaking off sloth and sensuality, and fighting out the abandoned fight.
Notwithstanding this intimation of a relapse into the apathy of sensuality, Cedric placed himself opposite to Athelstane, and soon showed, that if the distresses of his country could banish the recollection of food while the table was uncovered, yet no sooner were the victuals put there, than he proved that the appetite of his Saxon ancestors had descended to him along with their other qualities.
The imperfections of his mind run parallel with those of his body, being a composition of spleen, dullness, ignorance, caprice, sensuality, and pride.
You are not descended from a nauseous compound of fanaticism and sensuality, whose only argument was the sword, and whose only paradise was a brothel.
To them, women are evil-doing queens, who must be allowed to dance and sing and laugh as they please; they see nothing sacred or saintly in them, nor anything grand; to them there is no poetry in the senses, only gross sensuality.
Pale, motionless, overwhelmed by this frightful revelation, dazzled by the superhuman beauty of this woman who unveiled herself before him with an immodesty which appeared to him sublime, he ended by falling on his knees before her as the early Christians did before those pure and holy martyrs whom the persecution of the emperors gave up in the circus to the sanguinary sensuality of the populace.
It was not exactly spirituality that was obvious, though the screen of the flesh seemed almost transparent, because there was in his face an outrageous sensuality; but, though it sounds nonsense, it seemed as though his sensuality were curiously spiritual.
One day,--again the sun was shining brilliantly--I behold man pass me uttering your name and laughing, who carries sensuality in his eyes.
He honestly mistook his sensuality for romantic emotion, his vacillation for the artistic temperament, and his idleness for philosophic calm.
His eyes were bright but crafty, and his features denoted both sensuality and cruelness.