- 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
Related Words for fleshlyanimal, bodily, carnal, erotic, gross, lascivious, lewd, lustful, profane, sensual, voluptuous, animalistic, venereal, corporal, corporeal, earthly, human, material, mundane, physical
Examples from the Web for fleshly
Historical Examples of fleshly
For the moment, she forgot his hopeless durance in fleshly walls.Meadow Grass
Colonel Bishop halted to consider her, shading his eyes with his fleshly hand.Captain Blood
If the yearning of a fleshly love is gone, you are without love, without obligation.Romola
How often the fleshly mind has usurped His place in Thy worship!Holy in Christ
In a moment the fleshly image receded, it sank back into the darkness.The Flaw in the Crystal
- relating to the body, esp its sensual nature; carnalfleshly desire
- worldly as opposed to spiritual
- fleshy; fat