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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 ?
``that he would fight a dozen such men as Front-de-B uf, if, by so doing, he could hasten his departure from a dungeon where they put so much garlic into their pottage.'' 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.
Let not him who chooses first be careless, and let not the last despair.' And when he had spoken, he who had the first choice came forward and in a moment chose the greatest tyranny; his mind having been darkened by folly and sensuality, he had not thought out the whole matter before he chose, and did not at first sight perceive that he was fated, among other evils, to devour his own children.
His eyes were bright but crafty, and his features denoted both sensuality and cruelness.
Sensuality, mockery of all religion, and the grossest corruption, are far from uncommon.
In Italy, to be sure, the light of the Renaissance had its palpable shadow; in breaking away from the medieval bondage into the unhesitating enjoyment of all pleasure, the humanists too often overleaped all restraints and plunged into wild excess, often into mere sensuality. Hence the Italian Renaissance is commonly called Pagan, and hence when young English nobles began to travel to Italy to drink at the fountain head of the new inspiration moralists at home protested with much reason against the ideas and habits which many of them brought back with their new clothes and flaunted as evidences of intellectual emancipation.
We have found out fine names to cover our sensuality withal, but no gifts can raise intemperance.
"A command over our passions, and over the external senses of the body, and good acts, are declared by the Ved to be indispensable in the mind's approximation to God." Yet the spirit can for the time pervade and control every member and function of the body, and transmute what in form is the grossest sensuality into purity and devotion.
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.
He had detected the latent sensuality, which unfolded under his delicate sense of her nature's requirements like a torpid, torrid, sensitive blossom.
He honestly mistook his sensuality for romantic emotion, his vacillation for the artistic temperament, and his idleness for philosophic calm.
I have had unformed ideas of striving afresh, beginning anew, shaking off sloth and sensuality, and fighting out the abandoned fight.
Her cheeks were thin and hollow, her eyes a little too prominent, some hidden expression which seemed at times to flit from one to the other of her features suggested a sensuality which was a little incongruous with her somewhat angular figure and generally cold demeanour.