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sensuous

affecting the senses: sensuous poetry; sensible; sentient
Not to be confused with:
sensual – carnal; lascivious; lacking moral restraints: a sensual dance
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sen·su·ous

 (sĕn′sho͞o-əs)
adj.
1.
a. Relating to or involving gratification of the senses: sensuous enjoyment; sensuous music.
b. Sexually attractive.
2. Relating to or affecting the senses; sensory: direct, sensuous experience of the world.

sen′su·os′i·ty (-ŏs′ĭ-tē), sen′su·ous·ness (-əs-nĭs) n.
sen′su·ous·ly adv.
Synonyms: sensuous, sensual, luxurious, voluptuous
These adjectives mean of, given to, or furnishing satisfaction of the senses. Sensuous usually applies to the senses involved in aesthetic enjoyment, as of art or music: "The sensuous joy from all things fair / His strenuous bent of soul repressed" (John Greenleaf Whittier).
Sensual more often applies to the physical senses or appetites, particularly those associated with sexual pleasure: "Of music Dr. Johnson used to say that it was the only sensual pleasure without vice" (William Seward).
Luxurious suggests a surrender to physical comfort leading to a delightful feeling of well-being: They stayed in a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs. Voluptuous principally implies abandoning oneself to pleasures, especially sensual pleasures: "Lucullus ... returned to Rome to lounge away the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence" (J.A. Froude).
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sensuous

(ˈsɛnsjʊəs)
adj
1. aesthetically pleasing to the senses
2. appreciative of or moved by qualities perceived by the senses
3. (Physiology) of, relating to, or derived from the senses
[C17: apparently coined by Milton to avoid the unwanted overtones of sensual; not in common use until C19: from Latin sēnsus sense + -ous]
ˈsensuously adv
ˈsensuousness n
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sen•su•ous

(ˈsɛn ʃu əs)

adj.
1. perceived by or affecting the senses.
2. readily affected through the senses: a sensuous temperament.
3. of or pertaining to sensible objects or to the senses.
[1630–40; < Latin sēnsu(s) sense + -ous]
sen′su•ous•ly, adv.
sen′su•ous•ness, sen`su•os′i•ty (-ˈɒs ɪ ti) n.
syn: See sensual.
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sensuous - taking delight in beauty; "the sensuous joy from all things fair"
aesthetical, esthetic, esthetical, aesthetic - concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste; "the aesthetic faculties"; "an aesthetic person"; "aesthetic feeling"; "the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success"
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sensuous

adjective
1. pleasurable, pleasing, sensory, gratifying, aesthetic It is a sensuous but demanding car to drive.
2. sexy, erotic, voluptuous, lush, seductive, luscious wide, sensuous lips
3. pleasure-seeking, hedonistic, sybaritic, epicurean, bacchanalian exotic and sensuous scenes follow one after another
pleasure-seeking Spartan, ascetic, celibate, abstemious, self-denying
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sensuous

adjective
1. Of or relating to sensation or the senses:
2. Relating to, suggestive of, or appealing to sense gratification:
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Translations
حِسّي، يَتَعَلَّق بالحَواسحِسِّيّ
smyslnýsmyslový
sanselig
aistillinen
senzualan
tilfinningalegur
感覚に訴える
감각적인
veikiantis jausmus
estētisksjuteklisks
som påverkar sinnena
กระตุ้นให้เกิดความรู้สึกในทางสวยงาม
duyarlıruhu okşayanzevk verici
gây thích thú cho giác quan

sensuous

[ˈsensjʊəs] ADJsensual, sensorio
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sensuous

[ˈsɛnʃʊəs] adjvoluptueux/euse, sensuel(le)
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sensuous

adj, sensuously
advsinnlich, sinnenhaft
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sensuous

[ˈsɛnsjʊəs] adjsensuoso/a
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sensuous

(ˈsenʃuəs) adjective
affecting the senses pleasantly. Her sculptures have a sensuous quality.
ˈsensuously adverb
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sensuous

حِسِّيّ smyslný sanselig sinnlich ηδυπαθής sensual aistillinen sensuel senzualan voluttuoso 感覚に訴える 감각적인 sensueel sensuell czuciowy sensual чувственный som påverkar sinnena กระตุ้นให้เกิดความรู้สึกในทางสวยงาม duyarlı gây thích thú cho giác quan 感觉上的
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References in classic literature ?
The limit of length in relation to dramatic competition and sensuous presentment, is no part of artistic theory.
"There lies antique beauty, not corpse-like even in death, but arrested in the complete contentment of its sensuous perfection: and here stands beauty in its breathing life, with the consciousness of Christian centuries in its bosom.
There is something perilously sensuous in the relaxation of one's muscles, both of mind and body, after a day thus well spent.
How great and glorious the sensuous development of these days must have been is in part indicated by the very language and vocabulary of the period.
The teaching of the Semitic religions, "Do good to others that you may benefit at their hands," does not occur in their pages, nor any hints of sensuous delights hereafter.* In all the great Buddhist poems, of which the Shu Hsing Tsan Ching is the best example, there is the same deep sadness, the haunting sorrow of doom.
That would depend upon whether the germs of staunch comradeship underlay the temporary emotion, or whether it were a sensuous joy in her form only, with no substratum of everlastingness.
Are they powerfully sensuous, that is do they appeal strongly to the physical senses, of sight (color, light, and movement), sound (including music), smell, taste, touch, and general physical sensation?
Never had that lady seemed a more tempting subject than at that moment, seated there like some sensuous Madonna, with the gleam of the fading day enriching her splendid color.
And so, with mad antics, leaping, reeling, and over-balancing, we danced and sang in the sombre twilight of the primeval world, inducing forgetfulness, achieving unanimity, and working ourselves up into sensuous frenzy.
It belonged in the list of softening, sensuous influences peculiar to this home of Eastern luxury.
Thinking, he maintains, does not need language or sensuous presentations.
Of course the main preciousness of this piece lies in its color; it is that old sensuous, pervading, ramifying, interpolating, transboreal blue which is the despair of modern art.