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fleshly

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1 having to do with life on earth especially as opposed to that in heaven
  • a time of year when people shouldn't focus on fleshly concerns, but instead on spiritual matters

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2 of or relating to the human body
  • the fleshly eye sees the only finished painting, but the mind's eye sees the genius behind its creation

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3 pleasing to the physical senses
  • returning campers looking forward to all the fleshly pleasures of home, including warm baths

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carnal, fleshly, sensual, animal mean having a relation to the body. carnal may mean only this but more often connotes derogatorily an action or manifestation of a person's lower nature. a slave to carnal desires fleshly is less derogatory than carnal. a saint who had experienced fleshly temptations sensual may apply to any gratification of a bodily desire or pleasure but commonly implies sexual appetite with absence of the spiritual or intellectual. fleshpots providing sensual delights animal stresses the physical as distinguished from the rational nature of a person. led a mindless animal existence

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