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Definitions of sensual

  1.   Pertaining to, consisting in, or affecting, the sense, or bodily organs of perception; relating to, or concerning, the body, in distinction from the spirit.
  2.   Sensualism.
  3.   Sensually.
  4.   Pertaining to the senses; consisting in sense or depending on it; affecting the senses or derived from them; carnal; not spiritual, devoted to the gratillcation of sense; voluptuous; lewd.
  5.   Pertaining to, affecting, or derived from the senses, as distinct from the mind: not intellectual or spiritual: given to the pleasures of sense: voluptuous: lewd.
  6.   Pertaining or peculiar to the philosophical doctrine of sensualism.
  7.   sexually exciting or gratifying; " sensual excesses"; " a sultry look"; " a sultry dance"
  8.   of 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"
  9.   Pertaining to the senses; not spiritual or mental; basely material; gross; controlled by the passions or appetites.
  10.   Pertaining to the senses; gratifying the senses; carnal; voluptuous.
  11.   Pert. to or affecting the senses only; not intellectual; carnal; not spiritual; given to the indulgence of the appetites; devoted to the pleasures of sense; voluptuous.
  12.   Devoted to the pleasures of sense and appetite; luxurious; voluptuous; lewd; libidinous.
  13.   SENSUALNESS.
  14.   Hence, not spiritual or intellectual; carnal; fleshly; pertaining to, or consisting in, the gratification of the senses, or the indulgence of appetites; wordly.
  15.   Unduly indulgent to the appetites; lewd; carnal.

Antonyms for sensual

cold, refined, elevated, temperate, sober, abstemious, noble, enlightened, mental, abstinent, self-denying, abstentious, intelligent, grand, great, continent, intellectual, humane, self-abnegating, exalted.

Quotes of sensual

  1. Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life. – Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. – Ludwig van Beethoven
  3. Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure: if it does, it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale, for it lies in mere fantasy. – Giacomo Casanova
  4. I sort of have a love affair with my work. Many of us work far too hard and we don't put enough value in the epicurean, sensual part of life. – Kim Cattrall
  5. You know, music is sex. It's a sensual driving mode that affects people if it's played a certain way. – Dick Dale
  6. My writing style is very sensual as in sensory detail. – Laurell K. Hamilton
  7. I think a woman's body is so much more sensual than a man's. I'm not saying strip off all your clothes, but there are certain photos I like people taking of me, where I'm comfortable. As long as it's tasteful, why not? – Lindsay Lohan
  8. I want to tap into different styles. Something definitely mature, sultry, sensual easy listening that everyone can enjoy. Every one of every race and everyone that likes different styles. – LaToya London
  9. Miami is one of these great places that is a really sensual physically beautiful place. – Michael Mann
  10. Blue is the male principle, stern and spiritual. Yellow the female principle, gentle, cheerful and sensual Red is matter, brutal and heavy and always the colour which must be fought and vanquished by the other two. – Franz Marc
  11. Money is sensual – Jerry Stiller
  12. But the truth is that Homo sapiens is a sensual species. I think all species are, to one degree or another. – Jock Sturges
  13. The truth is that from birth on we are, to one extent or another, a fairly sensual species. – Jock Sturges
  14. I have never known a man who was sensual in his youth, who was high -minded when old. – Charles Sumner

Usage examples for sensual

  1. It stands to reason that if you can subdue your earthly, devilish, sensual instincts on anything, you can do it on a diet like that. ” – Marm Lisa by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  2. Maybe it was the sensual feelings released by all the Chi flowing around, but for some reason I found myself feeling very lonely. ” – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  3. People are not " sensual when death is right before them, as it is here. ” – Wagner's Tristan und Isolde by George Ainslie Hight
  4. Face at the bar, arched eyebrows, black hair back, wide mouth, brooding, sensual slightly battered. ” – The Book With The Yellow Cover by John Moncure Wetterau
  5. He was virile and sensual but he had ordered that his passions should be the subjects of his brain; and so no doubt they were. ” – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  6. “ For him, so he assured his friends, music was a species of sensual mathematics. ” – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  7. The love that thereafter subsisted between them was, if not perfect, then almost as perfect as human love can be; a love neither sentimental nor sensual but gravely austere as true beauty ever is. ” – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
  8. On hearing these words the angels replied, " You speak in this manner because you are merely sensual – The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg
  9. This intense craving after physical perfection, this yearning after beauty, is not a sensual craving. ” – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant
  10. Was there nothing in life for a girl but marriage, and was marriage no more than a sensual gratification; did a man seek nothing but a beautiful body that he could kiss and enjoy? ” – Muslin by George Moore
  11. It is difficult to understand what particular connection there is between seeing good in nobody and seeing good even in a sensual fool. ” – Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton
  12. With regard to the passion itself, the less of soul in either man or woman, the more sensual are they. ” – Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) by Samuel Richardson
  13. This to the sensual man is " death." ” – The Best Psychic Stories by Various
  14. Very early he showed strong propensities to active amusement and sensual pleasures. ” – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  15. The beauty of the women was regarded merely from a sensual point of view. ” – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  16. Afterwards, as a young officer, he had known one quick sensual passion after the other, taking each laughing enjoyment with all the carelessness of a youthful conqueror. ” – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  17. During the day, the men on shore were seen to work hard, and make all the preparations before they abandoned themselves to the sensual gratification of intemperance. ” – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  18. He was curiously tolerant, I used to think, of sensual sins, but in the presence of cruelty or meanness or deliberate deceit he used to explode into the most violent language. ” – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  19. He was sensual and he felt each time how brief is pleasure, in what a limited circle all enjoyment turns. ” – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  20. Thus, sensual ideas are nothing after the anguish we suffer at a dream of the death of a loved child. ” – The Physiology of Taste by Brillat Savarin