(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. voluptuous, carnal; salacious, lewd; sybaritic, epicurean. See intemperance, pleasure.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Sensory]
Syn. tactile, sensuous, stimuLating, sharpened, pleasing, dazzling, feeling, being, heightened, enhanced, appealing, delightful, luxurious, fine, arousing, stirring, moving; see also beautiful 1 , emotional 2 , exciting .
2. [Carnal]
Syn. voluptuous, fleshly, bodily, physical, animal, erotic, sexual, pleasure-loving, pleasure-seeking, hedonistic, lewd, lustful, lascivious, earthy, unspiritual, self-indulgent, epicurean, sybaritic, sensuous, intemperate, gluttonous, rakish, debauched, orgiastic, hedonic, Corybantic, Cyrenaic, hoggish, bestial, gross.
Ant. chaste*, ascetic, self-denying.
Syn.- sensual stresses relation to or preoccupation with gratifying the bodily senses and may imply grossness or lewdness [sensual lips ] ; animal is applied to the physical nature of humankind as distinguished from intellectual and spiritual nature, and now often does not carry a derogatory implication [animal appetites, sheer animal courage ] ; carnal implies relation to the body or flesh as the seat of basic physical appetites, now esp. sexual appetites, and usually stresses absence of intellectual or moral influence [carnal pleasures ] ; fleshly , expressing less censure, stresses these appetites and their gratification as natural to the flesh [fleshly frailty ] See also Synonym Study at sensuous .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
physical, of the body, bodily, fleshly, voluptuous, sexual, sensuous, carnal, lustful, erotic, lascivious, libidinous, *horny, licentious, lewd.
ANT.: spiritual, cerebral, of the mind
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Of or relating to sensation or the senses: sensational, sensitive, sensorial, sensory, sensuous. See AWARENESS, BODY. 2. Relating to, suggestive of, or appealing to sense gratification ; epicurean, sensualistic, sensuous, voluptuous. See PAIN. 3. Relating to the desires and appetites of the body: animal, carnal, fleshly, physical. See BODY. 4. Suggesting sexuality: sexual, sexy, suggestive, voluptuous. See SEX. 5. Of or preoccupied with material rather than spiritual or intellectual things: material, materialistic. See BODY.

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