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Wordnet 3.0


1. marked by the appetites and passions of the body;
- Example: "animal instincts"
- Example: "carnal knowledge"
- Example: "fleshly desire"
- Example: "a sensual delight in eating"
- Example: "music is the only sensual pleasure without vice"
[syn: animal(a), carnal, fleshly, sensual]

2. sexually exciting or gratifying;
- Example: "sensual excesses"
- Example: "a sultry look"
- Example: "a sultry dance"
[syn: sensual, sultry]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sensual \Sen"su*al\, a. [L. sensualis, from sensus sense: cf. F. sensuel.] 1. Pertaining to, consisting in, or affecting, the sense, or bodily organs of perception; relating to, or concerning, the body, in distinction from the spirit. [1913 Webster] Pleasing and sensual rites and ceremonies. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Far as creation's ample range extends, The scale of sensual, mental powers ascends. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, not spiritual or intellectual; carnal; fleshly; pertaining to, or consisting in, the gratification of the senses, or the indulgence of appetites; wordly. [1913 Webster] These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. --Jude 19. [1913 Webster] The greatest part of men are such as prefer . . . that good which is sensual before whatsoever is most divine. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 3. Devoted to the pleasures of sense and appetite; luxurious; voluptuous; lewd; libidinous. [1913 Webster] No small part of virtue consists in abstaining from that wherein sensual men place their felicity. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] 4. Pertaining or peculiar to the philosophical doctrine of sensualism. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sensual adj 1: marked by the appetites and passions of the body; "animal instincts"; "carnal knowledge"; "fleshly desire"; "a sensual delight in eating"; "music is the only sensual pleasure without vice" [syn: animal(a), carnal, fleshly, sensual] 2: sexually exciting or gratifying; "sensual excesses"; "a sultry look"; "a sultry dance" [syn: sensual, sultry]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

89 Moby Thesaurus words for "sensual": Cyprian, Cyrenaic, abandoned, amorous, animal, aphrodisiomaniacal, appetitive, banausic, bawdy, bent on pleasure, bodily, carnal, clitoromaniacal, concupiscent, debauched, dirty, dissipated, dissolute, earthy, epicurean, erogenic, erogenous, erotic, eroticomaniacal, erotogenic, erotomaniacal, fleshly, gamic, goatish, gynecomaniacal, hedonistic, heterosexual, hircine, horny, hot, hysteromaniacal, irreligious, ithyphallic, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, libidinal, libidinous, licentious, lickerish, loose, lubricious, lubricous, luscious, lush, lustful, luxurious, luxury-loving, mundane, nuptial, nymphomaniacal, obscene, oversexed, physical, pleasure-bent, pleasure-seeking, potent, priapic, procreative, profligate, prurient, rakish, randy, salacious, satyric, sensational, sensatory, sensitive, sensorial, sex, sexed, sexlike, sexual, sexy, straight, sybaritic, temporal, unchaste, undersexed, unspiritual, venereal, voluptuous, wanton, worldly