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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sensual  \Sen"su*al\,  a.  [L.  sensualis,  from  sensus  sense:  cf  F. 
  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. 
  4.  Pertaining  or  peculiar  to  the  philosophical  doctrine  of 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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}] 

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