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CARNAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does carnal mean? 

CARNAL (adjective)
  The adjective CARNAL has 2 senses:

1. marked by the appetites and passions of the body
2. of or relating to the body or flesh

  Familiarity information: CARNAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CARNAL (adjective)


Sense 1carnal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by the appetites and passions of the body

Synonyms:

animal; carnal; fleshly; sensual

Context examples:

animal instincts / carnal knowledge / fleshly desire / a sensual delight in eating / music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

Similar:

physical (involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit)


Sense 2carnal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the body or flesh

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

carnal remains

Pertainym:

flesh (the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat)


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