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Definition of "sensual" []

  • Relating to or affecting any of the senses or a sense organ; sensory. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, given to, or providing gratification of the physical and especially the sexual appetites. See Synonyms at sensuous. (adjective)
  • Suggesting sexuality; voluptuous. (adjective)
  • Physical rather than spiritual or intellectual. (adjective)
  • Lacking in moral or spiritual interests; worldly. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sensual" in a sentence
  • "By adding an e to the word sensual, the manufacturer not only gives a frenchified twist to the term but also enables the “lightly lined underwire” to be trademarked."
  • "In this appetite resides, or from it proceeds, the love which we call sensual or brutish, which yet properly speaking ought not to be termed love but simply appetite."
  • "Hindu fundamentalists got to hound a highly respected Muslim artist out of the country because he made paintings that depicted Hindu goddesses in sensual poses."