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Synonyms for carnal
ˈkɑr nlcar·nal

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. carnal

    A brutish man simply follows his animal instincts, without special inclination to do harm; the brutal have always a spirit of malice and cruelty. Brute has no special character, except as indicating what a brute might possess; much the same is true of animal, except that animal leans more to the side of sensuality, brute to that of force, as appears in the familiar phrase "brute force." Hunger is an animal appetite; a brute impulse suddenly prompts one to strike a blow in anger. Bestial, in modern usage, implies an intensified and degrading animalism. Any supremacy of the animal or brute instincts over the intellectual and spiritual in man is base and vile. Beastly refers largely to the outward and visible consequences of excess; as, beastly drunkenness. Compare ANIMAL.

    Synonyms:
    animal, base, beastly, bestial, brutal, brute, brutish, coarse, ignorant, imbruted, insensible, lascivious, sensual, sottish, stolid, stupid, swinish, unintellectual, unspiritual, vile

    Antonyms:
    elevated, enlightened, exalted, grand, great, humane, intellectual, intelligent, noble, refined

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. carnal

    Synonyms:
    fleshly, sensual, selfindulgent, licentious, animal, coarse, base, worldly, impure, libidinous, secular

    Antonyms:
    spiritual, ethereal, pure, selfcontrolled, temperate, exalted, refined

Princeton's WordNet

  1. animal(a), carnal, fleshly, sensualadjective

    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"

    Antonyms:
    mental

  2. carnaladjective

    of or relating to the body or flesh

    "carnal remains"

    Synonyms:
    fleshly, sensual, animal(a)

    Antonyms:
    mental

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. carnaladjective

    Synonyms:
    fleshly, sensual

  2. carnaladjective

    Synonyms:
    lustful, libidinous, lecherous, lascivious, lickerish, concupiscent, salacious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. carnaladjective

    Synonyms:
    sensual, fleshly, bodily, lustful, salacious, unregenerate

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How to use carnal in a sentence?

  1. Michael Horton:

    When salvation is viewed as man's program, it is left up to man as to whether he will let God do this or that, but when it is viewed as God's program, there is a confidence and a certainty that no one whom God regenerates will be a carnal Christian.

  2. Samuel Butler:

    For truth is precious and divine Too rich a pearl for carnal swine.

  3. Logan Van Liempt:

    People live in a purely carnal physicality and therefore are unable to grasp abstract thought. Physical evidence of a non-physical force is impossible, and without objective philosophical truths, life is utterly meaningless. Due to these intellectual inabilities, rather than individuals using their collective will to seek absolute truth, they choose to be dependent on the materialistic world; rendering them trapped inside a state of existential-crisis.


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