fleshly

[ flesh-lee ]
/ ˈflɛʃ li /

adjective, flesh·li·er, flesh·li·est.

of or relating to the flesh or body; bodily, corporeal, or physical.
carnal; sensual: fleshly pleasures.
worldly, rather than spiritual.
having a sensuous quality: the fleshly poetry of the 17th century.
Obsolete. having much flesh; fleshy.

Origin of fleshly

before 900; Middle English; Old English flǣsclic. See flesh, -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM fleshly

flesh·li·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fleshly

fleshly fleshy

synonym study for fleshly

2. See carnal.
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British Dictionary definitions for fleshly

fleshly
/ (ˈflɛʃlɪ) /

adjective -lier or -liest

relating to the body, esp its sensual nature; carnalfleshly desire
worldly as opposed to spiritual
fleshy; fat

Derived forms of fleshly

fleshliness, noun
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