[ sen-shoo-uh-lee ]
/ ˈsɛn ʃu ə li /
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in a carnal or fleshly way that is preoccupied with the gratification of the senses or physical appetites: In our sensually dominated society, the habit of acting out fantasy is becoming a cultural norm.
in an unchaste or immoral and unrestrained way: Today we are increasingly bombarded with sensually explicit images from the internet, television, movies, and print advertising.
in a way that arouses or excites the senses or physical appetites: This sensually calculated music is made to move people onto the dance floor—and beyond.
in a worldly, materialistic, or irreligious way: Those who think merely naturally and sensually do not allow their minds to be lifted up into spiritual light.
in a way that relates to the senses or physical sensation: Learning happens best when the demand on a learner's "working memory" meets the ability to sensually process the information through both channels—auditory and visual.



In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of sensually

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