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 Origin late 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