Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or state of being sensual or lascivious.
  • n. Excessive devotion to sensual pleasure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being sensual, sensuous or sexy.
  • n. A preoccupation with sensual pleasure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being sensual; devotedness to the gratification of the bodily appetites; free indulgence in carnal or sensual pleasures; luxuriousness; voluptuousness; lewdness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sensual or carnal nature or promptings; carnality; worldliness.
  • n. Unrestrained gratification of the bodily appetites; free indulgence in carnal or sensual pleasures.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. desire for sensual pleasures

Etymologies

Confer French sensualité, Latin sensualitas ("sensibility, capacity for sensation"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "Sexuality is overrated; SENSUALITY is where it's at!"
    - a sex advice column

    December 10, 2007