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SENSUAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sensual mean? 

SENSUAL (adjective)
  The adjective SENSUAL has 2 senses:

1. marked by the appetites and passions of the body
2. sexually exciting or gratifying

  Familiarity information: SENSUAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SENSUAL (adjective)


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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 2sensual [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sexually exciting or gratifying

Synonyms:

sultry; sensual

Context examples:

sensual excesses / a sultry look / a sultry dance

Similar:

hot (extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm)


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