Examples of sensual in a Sentence
- 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
- And Rousseau, in his Confessions, wrote of the sensual pleasure he found in simple meals of peasant cheeses and breads. —Andrea Lee, Gourmet, May 2004
Certain fragrances apparently heighten sensual experiences.
the sensual feel of a velvet shirt against the skin
Recent Examples of sensual from the Web
And now, add this to his list of sensual pop-star flexes: the leopard silk tracksuit.
The sensual quality of such paintings is evocative of the floral abstractions done by the 20th-century painter Georgia O'Keeffe.
Dardati noticed during walks that while Smokey moved at a brisk pace, Brickell ambled to absorb the walk’s sensual delights.
Cirque du Soleil takes a sensual dive into a Mexican pool with 'Luzia' »
Violet, dragonfruit, wild fig, and vetiver are among the notes included in this sensual fragrance.
Follegati’s choreography is athletic, exciting and sensual.
The leitmotif of small cone hats and sensual face veils gave the silken 61-piece show a feel for the theatricality of the 1920s.
Still, none of it really adds up to much, and the sensual flourishes -- like sneaking off together during a masked ball -- can't obscure the laughs that the most risible dialogue elicits.
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Origin and Etymology of sensual
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscarnal, fleshly, luscious, lush, sensuous, voluptuous
Related Wordsbodily, corporeal; agreeable, delectable, delicious, delightful, dreamy, gratifying, palatable, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, scrumptious; epicurean, luxurious, self-indulgent
Near Antonymsharsh, painful, uncomfortable; disgusting, foul, hideous, icky
Synonym Discussion of sensual
- a slave to carnal desires
- a saint who had experienced fleshly temptations
- fleshpots providing sensual delights
- led a mindless animal existence
- the sensuous delights of great music
- a life devoted to sensual pleasures
- a luxurious hotel
- a voluptuous feast
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Definition of sensual for English Language Learners
: relating to, devoted to, or producing physical or sexual pleasure
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