sensual


sen·su·al

adjective \ˈsen(t)-sh(ə-)wəl, -shəl\

: relating to, devoted to, or producing physical or sexual pleasure

Full Definition of SENSUAL

1
:  relating to or consisting in the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of appetite :  fleshly
2
:  sensory 1
3
a :  devoted to or preoccupied with the senses or appetites
b :  voluptuous
c :  deficient in moral, spiritual, or intellectual interests :  worldly; especially :  irreligious
sen·su·al·i·ty \ˌsen(t)-shə-ˈwa-lə-tē\ noun
sen·su·al·ly \ˈsen(t)-sh(ə-)wə-lē, ˈsen-shə-lē\ adverb

Examples of SENSUAL

  1. Certain fragrances apparently heighten sensual experiences.
  2. <the sensual feel of a velvet shirt against the skin>
  3. A sharp observer with a pleasing eye for sensual detail, Jaffrey weaves a richly textured story in which she effortlessly mingles quotidian dramas with historic events including the partition of India. —Michelle Green, People, 6 Nov. 2006

Origin of SENSUAL

Middle English, from Late Latin sensualis, from Latin sensus sense
First Known Use: 15th century

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sen·su·al

adjective \ˈsench-(ə-)wəl, ˈsen-shəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SENSUAL

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: sensory 1
2
: relating to or consisting in the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of appetite
3
: devoted to or preoccupied with the senses or appetites

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