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Sensual

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sen=su=al

CIDE DICTIONARY

Sensuala. [L. sensualis, from sensus sense: cf. F. sensuel.].
  •  Pertaining to, consisting in, or affecting, the sense, or bodily organs of perception; relating to, or concerning, the body, in distinction from the spirit.  [1913 Webster]
    "Pleasing and sensual rites and ceremonies."  [1913 Webster]
    "Far as creation's ample range extends,
    The scale of sensual, mental powers ascends.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, not spiritual or intellectual; carnal; fleshly; pertaining to, or consisting in, the gratification of the senses, or the indulgence of appetites; wordly.  [1913 Webster]
    "These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit."  [1913 Webster]
    "The greatest part of men are such as prefer . . . that good which is sensual before whatsoever is most divine."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Devoted to the pleasures of sense and appetite; luxurious; voluptuous; lewd; libidinous.  [1913 Webster]
    "No small part of virtue consists in abstaining from that wherein sensual men place their felicity."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Pertaining or peculiar to the philosophical doctrine of sensualism.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Sensual, adj.
1 a of or depending on the senses only and not on the intellect or spirit; carnal, fleshly (sensual pleasures). b given to the pursuit of sensual pleasures or the gratification of the appetites; self-indulgent sexually or in regard to food and drink; voluptuous, licentious. c indicative of a sensual nature (sensual lips).
2 of sense or sensation, sensory.
3 Philos. of, according to, or holding the doctrine of, sensationalism.

Derivative
sensualism n. sensualist n. sensualize v.tr. (also -ise). sensually adv.
Etymology
ME f. LL sensualis (as SENSE)

THESAURUS

Sensual

Cyprian, Cyrenaic, abandoned, amorous, animal, aphrodisiomaniacal, appetitive, banausic, bawdy, bent on pleasure, bodily, carnal, clitoromaniacal, concupiscent, debauched, dirty, dissipated, dissolute, earthy, epicurean, erogenic, erogenous, erotic, eroticomaniacal, erotogenic, erotomaniacal, fleshly, gamic, goatish, gynecomaniacal, hedonistic, heterosexual, hircine, horny, hot, hysteromaniacal, irreligious, ithyphallic, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, libidinal, libidinous, licentious, lickerish, loose, lubricious, lubricous, luscious, lush, lustful, luxurious, luxury-loving, mundane, nuptial, nymphomaniacal, obscene, oversexed, physical, pleasure-bent, pleasure-seeking, potent, priapic, procreative, profligate, prurient, rakish, randy, salacious, satyric, sensational, sensatory, sensitive, sensorial, sex, sexed, sexlike, sexual, sexy, straight, sybaritic, temporal, unchaste, undersexed, unspiritual, venereal, voluptuous, wanton, worldly

ROGET THESAURUS

Sensual

Pleasurableness

N pleasurableness, pleasantness, agreeableness, pleasure giving, jucundity, delectability, amusement, attraction, attractiveness, attractability, invitingness, harm, fascination, enchantment, witchery, seduction, winning ways, amenity, amiability, winsomeness, loveliness, sunny side, bright side, sweets, goodness, manna in the wilderness, land flowing with milk and honey, bittersweet, fair weather, treat, regale, dainty, titbit, tidbit, nuts, sauce piquante, causing pleasure, laetificant, pleasure-giving, pleasing, pleasant, pleasurable, agreeable, grateful, gratifying, leef, lief, acceptable, welcome, welcome as the roses in May, welcomed, favorite, to one's taste, to one's mind, to one's liking, satisfactory, refreshing, comfortable, cordial, genial, glad, gladsome, sweet, delectable, nice, dainty, delicate, delicious, dulcet, luscious, palatable, luxurious, voluptuous, sensual, attractive, inviting, prepossessing, engaging, winning, winsome, taking, fascinating, captivating, killing, seducing, seductive, heart-robbing, alluring, enticing, appetizing, cheering, bewitching, enchanting, entrancing, enravishing, charming, delightful, felicitous, exquisite, lovely, ravishing, rapturous, heartfelt, thrilling, ecstatic, beatic, beatific, seraphic, empyrean, elysian, palmy, halcyon, Saturnian, decies repetita placebit, charms strike the sight but merit wins the soul, sweetness and light, beauty is only skin deep.

Intemperance

N intemperance, sensuality, animalism, carnality, tragalism, pleasure, effeminacy, silkiness, luxury, luxuriousness, lap of pleasure, lap of luxury, free living, indulgence, high living, wild living, inabstinence, self- indulgence, voluptuousness, epicurism, epicureanism, sybaritism, drug habit, dissipation, licentiousness, debauchery, crapulence, revels, revelry, debauch, carousal, jollification, drinking bout, wassail, saturnalia, orgies, excess, too much, Circean cup, bhang, hashish, marijuana, pot, hemp, grass, opium, cocaine, morphine, heroin, LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide, phencyclidine, angel dust, PCP, barbiturates, amphetamines, speed, intemperate, inabstinent, sensual, self-indulgent, voluptuous, luxurious, licentious, wild, dissolute, rakish, fast, debauched, brutish, crapulous, swinish, piggish, Paphian, Epicurean, Sybaritical, bred in the lap of luxury, nursed in the lap of luxury, indulged, pampered, full-fed, high-fed, being full of supper and distempering draughts.

Sexuality

N sex, sexuality, gender, male, masculinity, maleness, female, femininity, sexual intercourse, copulation, mating, coitus, sex, lovemaking, marital relations, sexual union, sleeping together, carnal knowledge, sex instinct, sex drive, libido, lust, concupiscence, hots, horns, arousal, heat, rut, estrus, oestrus, tumescence, erection, hard-on, boner, masturbation, self-gratification, autoeroticism, onanism, self- abuse, orgasm, climax, ejaculation, sexiness, attractiveness, sensuality, voluptuousness, fornication, adultery, sex symbol, sex goddess, stud, hunk, one-night stand, pornography, porn, porno, hardcore pornography, softcore pornography, pin-up, cheesecake, beefcake, Playboy, Esquire, Hustler, perversion, deviation, sexual abnormality, fetish, fetishism, homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, sodomy, buggery, pederasty, sadism, masochism, sado-masochism, incest, sexy, erotic, sexual, carnal, sensual, hot, horny, randy, rutting, passionate, lusty, hot-blooded, libidinous, up, in the mood, homosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual.

Physical Pleasure

N physical pleasure, pleasure, physical pleasure, sensual pleasure, sensuous pleasure, bodily enjoyment, animal gratification, hedonism, sensuality, luxuriousness, dissipation, round of pleasure, titillation, gusto, creature comforts, comfort, ease, pillow, luxury, lap of luxury, purple and fine linen, bed of downs, bed of roses, velvet, clover, cup of Circe, treat, refreshment, regale, feast, delice, dainty, bonne bouche, source of pleasure, happiness, enjoying, luxurious, voluptuous, sensual, comfortable, cosy, snug, in comfort, at ease, pleasant, agreeable, in comfort, on a bed of roses, at one's ease, ride si sapis, voluptales commendat rarior usus.


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