- pertaining to, inclined to, or preoccupied with the gratification of the senses or appetites; carnal; fleshly.
- lacking in moral restraints; lewd or unchaste.
- arousing or exciting the senses or appetites.
- worldly; materialistic; irreligious.
- of or relating to the senses or physical sensation; sensory.
- pertaining to the philosophical doctrine of sensationalism.
Origin of sensual
Synonyms for sensual
Examples from the Web for unsensual
Historical Examples of unsensual
It was because she was so unsensual and chaste that she could act as she had done.Pelle the Conqueror, Complete
Martin Anderson Nexo
He described that pure and unsensual heaven destined to the virtuous—those fires and torments that were the doom of guilt.The Last Days of Pompeii
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Of course, all this is said in respect of that philosophic and unsensual παιδεραστία which is a favourite fiction with Plato.
For a moment she had been surprised by an emotion—a curious, unsensual desire for the awkward Keegan.Gargoyles
- 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
Word Origin for sensual
early 15c., "carnal, unspiritual;" mid-15c., "of or pertaining to the senses," from Middle French sensuel (15c.) and directly from Late Latin sensualis "endowed with feeling" (see sensuality). Meaning "connected with gratification of the senses," especially "lewd, unchaste" is attested from late 15c.
- Relating to or affecting any of the senses or a sense organ; sensory.
- Of, relating to, given to, or providing gratification of the physical and especially the sexual appetites.