sen·su·al /ˈsɛn(t)ʃ(ə)wəl, ʃəl/
sen·su·al /ˈsɛnʧ(ə)wəl, ˈsɛnʃəl/ 形容詞
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.
Pleasing and sensual rites and ceremonies. --Bacon.
Far as creation's ample range extends,
The scale of sensual, mental powers ascends. --Pope.
2. Hence, not spiritual or intellectual; carnal; fleshly; pertaining to, or consisting in, the gratification of the senses, or the indulgence of appetites; wordly.
These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. --Jude 19.
The greatest part of men are such as prefer . . . that good which is sensual before whatsoever is most divine. --Hooker.
3. Devoted to the pleasures of sense and appetite; luxurious; voluptuous; lewd; libidinous.
No small part of virtue consists in abstaining from that wherein sensual men place their felicity. --Atterbury.
4. Pertaining or peculiar to the philosophical doctrine of sensualism.
adj 1: of 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]
2: sexually exciting or gratifying; "sensual excesses"; "a
sultry look"; "a sultry dance" [syn: sultry]