sensual

  • 1 sensual — sensual, sensuous 1. Sensual is the older word (15c), and originally described feelings that involved the senses as distinct from the intellect. As it became more closely associated with aspects of physical indulgence characterized by the… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 Sensual — Sen su*al, a. [L. sensualis, from sensus sense: cf. F. sensuel.] 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. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 sensual — adjetivo 1. De las sensaciones: conocimiento sensual. 2. Que tiende a buscar y a satisfacer el deseo de los sentidos: La decoración del apartamento es coqueta y muy sensual. 3. Que despierta los sentidos o el deseo sexual: boca sensual, mirada… …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 4 sensual — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the physical senses as a source of pleasure, especially sexual pleasure. DERIVATIVES sensualist noun sensuality noun sensually adverb. USAGE Strictly speaking there is a difference between sensual and sensuous. Sensual …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 sensual — [sen′sho͞o əl] adj. [L sensualis < sensus, feeling, SENSE] 1. of the body and the senses as distinguished from the intellect or spirit; bodily [sensual pleasures] 2. a) connected or preoccupied with bodily or sexual pleasures; voluptuous b)… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 sensual — adj. 2 g. 1. Concernente aos sentidos. 2. Voluptuoso. 3. Lúbrico. 4. Libidinoso. • s. 2 g. 5. Pessoa sensual, lasciva.   • Confrontar: censual …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 7 sensual — 1 *carnal, fleshly, animal Analogous words: *bodily, physical, corporeal, somatic: *coarse, gross, vulgar: lewd, lascivious, lustful, wanton (see LICENTIOUS) 2 *sensuous, luxurious, voluptuous, sybaritic, epicurean …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 Sensual — Sensuāl (lat.), sinnlich; Sensualismus, der Hang, nach sinnlichen Antrieben zu handeln, das höchste sinnliche Vergnügen als das höchste Gut zu betrachten; auch der Lehrbegriff der Sensualisten oder Sensualphilosophen, welche die Wahrheit und das… …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 Sensual — Sensual, sensuell, sinnlich; S.ismus, Sinnlichkeit; philosophisches System, s. Empirismus u. Materie; S.ität, Sinnlichkeit, das sinnliche Anschauungsvermögen; sensus, lat., Sinn, Empfindung; sensu bono, latiori, strictiori, strictissimo, im guten …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 10 sensual — Relativo a un gran interés por el sexo, la comida u otras actividades sensoriales que producen satisfacción. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …

    Diccionario médico

  • 11 sensual — index dissolute, mundane, obscene, physical, salacious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 sensual — mid 15c., of or pertaining to the senses, from L.L. sensualis (see SENSUALITY (Cf. sensuality)). Meaning connected with gratification of the senses, especially lewd, unchaste is attested from late 15c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 13 sensual — [adj] physical, erotic animal, animalistic, arousing, bodily, carnal, debauched, delightful, epicurean, exciting, fleshly, heavy*, hedonic, hot*, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, libidinous, licentious, lustful, moving, pleasing, rough, sensuous,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 sensual — (Del lat. sensuālis). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo a las sensaciones de los sentidos. 2. Se dice de los gustos y deleites de los sentidos, de las cosas que los incitan o satisfacen y de las personas aficionadas a ellos. 3. Perteneciente o… …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 15 sensual — [[t]se̱nʃuəl[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is sensual shows or suggests a great liking for physical pleasures, especially sexual pleasures. He was a very sensual person... Clothing doesn t need to be overt to be sensual. ...a wide …

    English dictionary

  • 16 sensual — sensually, adv. /sen shooh euhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to, inclined to, or preoccupied with the gratification of the senses or appetites; carnal; fleshly. 2. lacking in moral restraints; lewd or unchaste. 3. arousing or exciting the senses or… …

    Universalium

  • 17 sensual — (Del bajo lat. sensualis.) ► adjetivo 1 De las sensaciones. SINÓNIMO sensitivo 2 Se refiere a lo que, percibido por los sentidos, causa placer: ■ lleva un perfume dulce y sensual. SINÓNIMO placentero ANTÓNIMO cerebral …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 18 sensual — adj. 1 a of or depending on the senses only and not on the intellect or spirit; carnal, fleshly (sensual pleasures). b given to the pursuit of sensual pleasures or the gratification of the appetites; self indulgent sexually or in regard to food… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 sensual — (adj) (Intermedio) relativo a la percepción del mundo, especialmente a través del tacto Ejemplos: La salsa es muy suave y deja en el paladar una agradable impresión sensual. Los niños conocen lo que los rodea de manera sensual. Sinónimos:… …

    Español Extremo Basic and Intermediate

  • 20 sensual — sen|su|al [ˈsenʃuəl] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Late Latin; Origin: sensualis, from Latin sensus; SENSE1] 1.) relating to the feelings of your body rather than your mind ▪ the sensual pleasure of good food 2.) interested in or making you think of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English