What does the word sensual mean?

  • Pleasurable sense seeking; self-seeking; sense gratification, chiefly of the genital erogenous areas.

Usage examples for sensual

  1. His countenance, however, did not match with the refinement of his attire, for it betrayed high living and sensual indulgence. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  2. Far different is the view of those who, like brute beasts, refer everything to sensual pleasure. – Treatises on Friendship and Old Age by Marcus Tullius Cicero
  3. But this sensual barbarian began to be conscious of a soul. – A Short History of Russia by Mary Platt Parmele
  4. There was a thoroughly sensual atmosphere about the man; he devoured Dorothea with his impudent eyes. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann

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