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sensual

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of sensual

  1. pleasing to the physical senses the sensual feel of a velvet shirt against the skin Synonyms of sensual carnal, fleshly, luscious, lush, sensuous, voluptuous Words Related to sensual bodily, corporeal; agreeable, delectable, delicious, delightful, dreamy, gratifying, palatable, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, scrumptious; epicurean, luxurious, self-indulgent Near Antonyms of sensual harsh, painful, uncomfortable; disgusting, foul, hideous, icky

Synonym Discussion of sensual

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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