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sensual

carnal; lascivious; lacking moral restraints: a sensual dance
Not to be confused with:
sensuous – affecting the senses: sensuous poetry; sensible; sentient
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
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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.
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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:
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Translations
جَسَديشَهْواني
smyslnýsmyslový
sanseligsensuel
čulanputensenzualan
érzéki
líkamlegur, holdlegurlostafullur
gašliaigašlusgeidulingasgeidulingumas
juteklīgsjuteklisks
zmyselný
bedenselşehevîşehvet düşkünü

sensual

[ˈsensjʊəl] ADJsensual
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sensual

[ˈsɛnʃʊəl] adjsensuel(le)
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sensual

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

[ˈsɛnsjʊəl] adj (gen) → sensuale; (pleasures) → dei sensi
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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
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sen·su·al

a. sensual, carnal.
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