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Synonyms for sensual
ˈsɛn ʃu əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. animal(a), carnal, fleshly, sensual(adj)

    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, sultry(adj)

    sexually exciting or gratifying

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

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

    Antonyms:
    cold, mental

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sensual(a.)

    Synonyms:
    carnal, fleshly, unspiritual

  2. sensual(a.)

    Synonyms:
    voluptuous, luxurious

  3. sensual(a.)

    Synonyms:
    lewd, dissolute, licentious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sensual(a)

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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "sensual":

    sensuous, sultry

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How to use sensual in a sentence?

  1. Ludwig van Beethoven:

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

  2. Paul Valery:

    ...in song the words tend to lose their significance, do often lose it, while at the other extreme, in current prose it is the musical value that tends to disappear - so that verse stands symmetrically, as it were, between song, on the one hand, and prose on the other - and is thus admirably and delicately balanced between the sensual and the intellectual power of language.

  3. Fabrice:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Haniel Long:

    In youth the human body drew me and was the object of my secret and natural dreams. But body after body has taken away from me that sensual phosphorescence which my youth delighted in. Within me is no disturbing interplay now, but only the steady currents of adaptation and of sympathy.

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