lacking in moral restraints; lewd or unchaste.
- sen·su·al·ly, adverb
- hy·per·sen·su·al, adjective
- hy·per·sen·su·al·ness, noun
- non·sen·su·al, adjective
- sub·sen·su·al, adjective
- trans·sen·su·al, adjective
- un·sen·su·al, adjective
- sensual , sensuous (see synonym study at the current entry)
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How to use sensual in a sentence
Seeing him, his extra large lips whispered something to a fellow inmate as they shared sensual smiles.
Park directs with a creativity and confidence buoyed by his geographic relocation of the source material, introducing a playful chronology and leaning into bold, sensual images.
Blood is running free—sometimes gross, sometimes sensual—in pop culture.Sex, Blood and Maroon 5: Pop Culture’s Wounds Run Deep | Lizzie Crocker | October 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The actor transformed from a sensual Marilyn Monroe to a whimsical Salvador Dali to a starving migrant mother, seamlessly.
Game of Thrones had an overly sensual libertine while House of Cards had a manipulative psychopath.
“Sexy Danger” has all the wild, sensual energy of “Drunk in Love,” but with absolutely no words!Michael Cera’s ‘true that’ Review: So Melancholy, So Cool, So Damn Long | Amy Zimmerman | August 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So I felt it was really important to create a very sensual film that could also tell a story.Kate and Lottie Moss May Cover British ‘Vogue’; Penelope Cruz Directs Steamy Film for Agent Provocateur | The Fashion Beast Team | August 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Some peculiar lines between these contracted brows gave a character of ferocity to this forbidding and sensual face.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
How could she be at the same time both cruel and tender, both true and false, frank and secretive, spiritual and sensual?The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
The religion they preached was not adapted to please sensual men; even infidels admit that they preached a pure morality.Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
The sensual and abominable Carinus displayed the extravagancies of Heliogabalus, aggravated by the cruelty of Domitian.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
His tastes and desires were manifested by his sensual lips, his small, dull eyes and throaty voice.The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking
British Dictionary definitions for sensual
of or relating to any of the senses or sense organs; bodily
strongly or unduly inclined to gratification of the senses
tending to arouse the bodily appetites, esp the sexual appetite
of or relating to sensualism
- sensually, adverb
- sensualness, noun
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