sensual vs sensuous

sensual sensuous


  • 1) not comparable Of or pertaining to the physical senses; sensory.
  • 2) Inducing pleasurable and/or erotic sensations.
  • 3) Relating to or involving gratification of the senses, especially sexual gratification: synonym: sensuous.
  • 4) Relating to or affecting any of the senses or a sense organ; sensory.
  • 5) Given to or preoccupied with gratification of the senses.
  • 6) Hence, not spiritual or intellectual; carnal; fleshly; pertaining to, or consisting in, the gratification of the senses, or the indulgence of appetites; wordly.
  • 7) Pertaining to, consisting in, or affecting, the sense, or bodily organs of perception; relating to, or concerning, the body, in distinction from the spirit.
  • 8) Devoted to the pleasures of sense and appetite; luxurious; voluptuous; lewd; libidinous.
  • 9) Pertaining or peculiar to the philosophical doctrine of sensualism.
  • 10) marked by the appetites and passions of the body


  • 1) not comparable Of or relating to the senses; sensory.
  • 2) Appealing to the senses, or to sensual gratification.
  • 3) Relating to or involving gratification of the senses.
  • 4) Relating to or affecting the senses; sensory.
  • 5) Of or pertaining to the senses, or sensible objects; addressing the senses; suggesting pictures or images of sense.
  • 6) Highly susceptible to influence through the senses.
  • 7) taking delight in beauty


  • 1) By adding an e to the word sensual, the manufacturer not only gives a frenchified twist to the term but also enables the “lightly lined underwire” to be trademarked.
  • 2) In this appetite resides, or from it proceeds, the love which we call sensual or brutish, which yet properly speaking ought not to be termed love but simply appetite.
  • 3) Hindu fundamentalists got to hound a highly respected Muslim artist out of the country because he made paintings that depicted Hindu goddesses in sensual poses.
  • 4) Of pleasures, or delights, some arise from the sense of an object present; and those may be called pleasures of sense (the word sensual, as it is used by those only that condemn them, having no place till there be laws).
  • 5) The final picture is a highly composite image of events, characters and atmospheres, mediated in sensual language with a deep inherent sense of musicality.
  • 6) We do not aim at an increase in sensual pleasures but at a situation in which any man and all men together can develop their full strength.
  • 7) By conduct, again, is indicated the avoidance of the extreme called sensual gratification; by concentration, the avoidance of the extreme called self-torture.
  • 8) The historian, by a simple stroke, has drawn a graphic picture of an Oriental despot, wallowing with his favorite in sensual enjoyments, while his tyrannical cruelties were rending the hearts and homes of thousands of his subjects.
  • 9) Succinct but solemn warnings against vices to which kings are peculiarly tempted, as carnal pleasures and oppressive and unrighteous government are used to sustain sensual indulgence. strength -- mental and bodily resources for health and comfort. thy ways -- or course of life. to that ... kings -- literally, "to the destroying of kings," avoid destructive pleasures (compare Pr 5: 9; 7: 22, 27; Ho 4: 11).
  • 10) ‘She introduced him to sensual and sexual pleasure, but her continued liaisons caused him pain.’
  • 11) ‘She took an almost sensual pleasure in snow, rubbing her nose in it, eating it, tossing it in the air, dancing in it.’
  • 12) ‘His films generally concern the cruel power of obsessional love and the need for sensual pleasure.’
  • 13) ‘You can have a great time with a partner, feeling aroused, sensual, intimate and loving, and not have an orgasm.’
  • 14) ‘There is pure sensual pleasure in being in the water, going at my own pace, and life looks better afterwards.’
  • 15) ‘You are bound to share sensual delights and exotic pleasures with your cherished one.’
  • 16) ‘They both still feel most at home in the water, and revel in its sensual pleasures.’
  • 17) ‘The Moon in Pisces refers to a voluptuous and sensual nature and is often cited as indicating numerous attachments.’
  • 18) ‘She was obviously a sensual and passionate woman who loved listening to and playing music.’
  • 19) ‘Food, I discover, is sensual, exciting and irresistibly connected with sex.’
  • 20) ‘Her voice is amazingly kaleidoscopic, its many colours opening up a world of sensual delights.’
  • 21) ‘But within an hour of setting off next morning, thoughts turned from the spiritual to the sensual.’
  • 22) ‘She also sings rather well, with a husky, sensual tone hinting at a passion lurking under all those crinolines.’
  • 23) ‘With its sensual pear shape, light green buttery flesh and single large stone, the avocado is like no other fruit.’
  • 24) ‘She loves text and she loves to create rich, vibrant, sensual worlds around words.’
  • 25) ‘Each seed is in a small cell of green jellyish flesh, and spooning it into your mouth is a decidedly sensual experience.’
  • 26) ‘Sleep is likely to be fitful while you linger in the delicious sensual afterglow.’
  • 27) ‘She has this big box of sensual anger that's all neatly locked up by her superego.’
  • 28) ‘Sex is seen as part of this sensual excess; it's not transformative or transcendent.’
  • 29) ‘It's such a sensual treat that I wonder if I can just get the hair wash and skip the cut altogether.’


  • 1) This is a world of fabulous richness and sensuous pleasure.
  • 2) Some women have asserted the sensuous pleasure of nurturing.
  • 3) Then devote yourselves to relaxing together and maybe sharing a sensuous massage.
  • 4) She had lived a life of sensuous pleasure without joy.
  • 5) But drinking coffee is a sensuous pleasure.
  • 6) Make him set aside at least a couple of nights a week for you to give each other a sensuous massage.
  • 7) Then get into sharing sensuous all-over body massages.
  • 8) Offer him a sensuous all-over body massage.
  • 9) Swimming is a beautiful, sensuous experience.
  • 10) It was a sensuous experience in a city of sensations, particularly gastronomic.
  • 11) She lay very still, waiting with a sensuous pleasure for the first effects of the soporific.
  • 12) A sensuous massage will tune you both back into your bodies.
  • 13) A sensuous massage will help you feel wanted and will help him relax.
  • 14) The languid, sensuous curves of his buildings are defined by the effortless lines that poured from his felt pen.
  • 15) And going - it's designed as a sensuous experience for couples.
  • 16) Set aside time to share some sensuous all-over body massage - just the thing to help you both unwind.
  • 17) But the museum is wonderfully tactile, and the lush use of video, music and lighting makes this an utterly sensuous experience.
  • 18) His next task: Hone his unique vibe, which he characterizes as sensuous and seductive - with additional influences from popular music, rhythm-and-blues and alternative rock.
  • 19) The realm of the sensuous is the realm of individual things in space and time.
  • 20) They might almost have been called sensuous, but this was not a man whose demeanor spoke of such things.
  • 21) Poetic, elliptical pic unfolds in short, sensuous stream-of-consciousness-like scenes that evoke an interior world of emotion and sensation. "
  • 22) Are they powerfully sensuous, that is do they appeal strongly to the physical senses, of sight (color, light, and movement), sound (including music), smell, taste, touch, and general physical sensation?
  • 23) The feeling which thus enters as a factor into any sensation is known as sensuous feeling.
  • 24) The immediate perception of sensuous or material objects by our senses is called sensuous or empirical intuition, the immediate apprehension of intellectual or immaterial objects by our intelligence is called intellectual intuition.
  • 25) There is a moment, in fact, when the instinct of life, not yet opposed to the instinct of form, acts as nature and as necessity; when the sensuous is a power because man has not begun; for even in man there can be no other power than his will.
  • 26) ‘The viewer comes away with an appreciation of the sensuous and intellectual pleasure of these paintings.’
  • 27) ‘The aesthetic is the sensuous, what is given to the senses.’
  • 28) ‘It is sensuous in that it makes full use of the senses - seeing, touching, smelling, tasting and hearing.’
  • 29) ‘For thousands of years the subjugation of the sensuous faculties has been regarded as a constitutive element of human reason and progress.’
  • 30) ‘In a similar manner if there be some truth which has no sensuous or rational relation to human mind, it will ever remain as nothing so long as we remain human beings.’
  • 31) ‘He's undeniably attractive, with a sensuous mouth that twists with a thin, mocking smile.’
  • 32) ‘His works lack their sexual charge and sensuous richness.’
  • 33) ‘His music's lush, even sensuous harmonies make it a joy to sing.’
  • 34) ‘This has to be one of the most sensuous, sexy poems I've ever read.’
  • 35) ‘Once they were things to enjoy: weaving sensuous spells through lush gardens, raising delicate petals to greet the sun.’
  • 36) ‘She works the vocabulary of dance to move her plots and caresses characters with lush, sensuous descriptions.’
  • 37) ‘It is a beautiful opera, full of lush arias, sensuous waltzes, and an intriguing amount of transvestism.’
  • 38) ‘It's too insistent and compelling to feel sensuous, but it's damn sexy in its own way all the same.’
  • 39) ‘It is of course a separate question of whether physical objects do have the sensuous features that they are represented as having.’
  • 40) ‘This image represented everything that attracted us to the Provençal slow and sensuous way of life.’
  • 41) ‘The restaurant undertakes to provide is patrons with the same feeling of unexampled sensuous gastronomic pleasure.’
  • 42) ‘For me, Russian music is still a fabulous luxury: rich, exciting, sensuous, something to wallow in.’
  • 43) ‘For centuries silk has had a reputation as a luxurious and sensuous fabric, one associated with wealth and success.’
  • 44) ‘And talked about the kind of sensuous pleasure that water on her skin gave her, and how she felt at her most alive when she was in water.’
  • 45) ‘The first, much lengthier section of the film is set in the present and is shot in rich, sensuous black and white.’
  • 46) ‘Now a confirmed addict, she trawls Paris in search of salty, sensuous pleasures’
  • 47) ‘His sensuous mouth is constrained, his carmine lips almost quiver.’
  • 48) ‘Far from a dry, theory-heavy show, this is a wonderfully tactile and sensuous exploration of different surfaces.’
  • 49) ‘We do not think that something is beautiful merely to me, in the way that we might say that some things just happen to give me sensuous pleasure.’
  • 50) ‘At the same time his work celebrated (under the cover of classical mythology) the sensuous pleasures of the flesh.’

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