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sensual

adjective

Definition: expressing, exuding, or suggesting physical, especially sexual, pleasure or satisfaction

Synonyms: bodily, corporeal, physical, sexual, pleasurable, sexy, erotic, sultry

Antonyms: intellectual, spiritual

Tips: Sensual is derived from the Latin sensualis, "of or pertaining to the senses." Use sensual to describe anything that gives or suggests physical pleasure to the senses. Sensual is a great way to refer to someone who is sexy and sexual without having to use the word "sex." Sensual is often used as a euphemism for sexual or sexy. The related noun sensuality refers to the sensual nature of a person. See the related word sensuous for additional analysis.

Usage Examples:

She has a sensual voice that is really sexy. (pleasing, sexy)

At times, I find my wife's sensuality irresistible. (sex appeal) noun

We enjoy the sensual satisfaction of eating sushi. (physical, pleasurable)

She has the most sensual, pouty lips. (sexy, sultry)


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