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fleshly

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of fleshly

  1. 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 Synonyms of fleshly carnal, earthborn, earthbound, earthly, material, mundane, sublunary, temporal, terrene, terrestrial, worldlyWords Related to fleshly animal, bodily, corporal, corporeal, physical; daily, diurnal; unspiritual; anthropic (or anthropical), anthropocentricNear Antonyms of fleshly celestial, Elysian, empyreal, empyrean, supernal; metaphysical; devotional, divine, religious, sacred, spiritual, utopian; extraterrestrial; ethereal, supernatural, transcendent, transcendentalAntonyms of fleshly heavenly, nontemporal, unearthly, unworldly

  2. 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 Synonyms of fleshly animal, bodily, carnal, corporal, corporeal, physical, material, somaticWords Related to fleshly anatomic (or anatomical), physiological (or physiologic); sensual, sensuous; hand-to-handNear Antonyms of fleshly cerebral, inner, intellectual, mental, psychological (also psychologic); bodiless, immaterial, incorporeal, insubstantial, spiritual; ethereal, metaphysical, psychic (also psychical)Antonyms of fleshly nonmaterial, nonphysical

  3. 3 pleasing to the physical senses returning campers looking forward to all the fleshly pleasures of home, including warm baths Synonyms of fleshly carnal, sensual, luscious, lush, sensuous, voluptuousWords Related to fleshly bodily, corporeal; agreeable, delectable, delicious, delightful, dreamy, gratifying, palatable, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, scrumptious; epicurean, luxurious, self-indulgentNear Antonyms of fleshly harsh, painful, uncomfortable; disgusting, foul, hideous, icky

Synonym Discussion of fleshly

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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