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Standard Definition

[adj] sexually exciting or gratifying; "sensual excesses"; "a sultry look"; "a sultry dance"
[adj] 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"


animal(a) - (4 syllables), carnal - (2 syllables), fleshly - (2 syllables), hot - (1 syllables), physical - (3 syllables), sultry - (2 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Sen"su*al\, a. [L. sensualis, from sensus sense: cf. F. sensuel.]
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. Pleasing and sensual rites and ceremonies. --Bacon. Far as creation's ample range extends, The scale of sensual, mental powers ascends. --Pope.
2. Hence, not spiritual or intellectual; carnal; fleshly; pertaining to, or consisting in, the gratification of the senses, or the indulgence of appetites; wordly. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. --Jude 1
9. The greatest part of men are such as prefer . . . that good which is sensual before whatsoever is most divine. --Hooker.
3. Devoted to the pleasures of sense and appetite; luxurious; voluptuous; lewd; libidinous. No small part of virtue consists in abstaining from that wherein sensual men place their felicity. --Atterbury.
4. Pertaining or peculiar to the philosophical doctrine of sensualism.