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Synonyms for sensual
ˈsɛn ʃu əlsen·su·al

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sensual

    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, carnal, coarse, ignorant, imbruted, insensible, lascivious, 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. sensual

    Synonyms:
    carnal, fleshly, animal, voluptuous, lewd

    Antonyms:
    spiritual, intellectual, selfdenying, abstinent, abstemious, continent, ethereal, ascetic

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:
    cold, mental

  2. sensual, sultryadjective

    sexually exciting or gratifying

    "sensual excesses"; "a sultry look"; "a sultry dance"

    Synonyms:
    sulphurous, sulfurous, stifling, animal(a), fleshly, carnal, sultry

    Antonyms:
    cold, mental

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sensualadjective

    Synonyms:
    carnal, fleshly, unspiritual

  2. sensualadjective

    Synonyms:
    voluptuous, luxurious

  3. sensualadjective

    Synonyms:
    lewd, dissolute, licentious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sensualadjective

    Synonyms:
    unspiritual, carnal, fleshly, sensuous, voluptuous, luxurious, sybaritic, wanton, licentious, self-indulgent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sensual":

    sensuous, sultry

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How to use sensual in a sentence?

  1. Anthon St Maarten:

    We have created a manic world nauseous with the pursuit of material wealth. Many also bear their cross of imagined deprivation, while their fellow human beings remain paralyzed by real poverty. We drown in the thick sweetness of our sensual excess, and our shameless opulence, while our discontent souls suffocate in the arid wasteland of spiritual deprivation.

  2. Fabrice:

    To be thought to be a moron to the eyes of an idiot is a gourmet's sensual delight!

  3. Thomas Osbert Mordaunt:

    Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife, Throughout the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life, Is worth an age without name.

  4. Wilhelm von Humboldt:

    The sensual and spiritual are linked together by a mysterious bond, sensed by our emotions, though hidden from our eyes. To this double nature of the visible and invisible world -- to the profound longing for the latter, coupled with the feeling of the sweet necessity for the former, we owe all sound and logical systems of philosophy, truly based on the immutable principles of our nature, just as from the same source arise the most senseless enthusiasms.

  5. Ludwig van Beethoven:

    Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.


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