Definition of sensual adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsenʃuəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsenʃuəl//
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  1. 1connected with your physical feelings; giving pleasure to your physical senses, especially sexual pleasure sensual pleasure Food is a great sensual experience.
  2. 2suggesting an interest in physical pleasure, especially sexual pleasure sensual lips He was darkly sensual and mysterious.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘sensory’): from late Latin sensualis, from sensus ‘faculty of feeling, thought, meaning’, from sentire ‘feel’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sensual