(?), a. [L. sensualis, from sensus sense: cf. F. sensuel.] 1. Pertaining to, consisting in, or affecting, the sense, or bodily organs of perception; relating to, or concerning, the body, in distinction from the spirit.
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Pleasing and sensual rites and ceremonies.
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Far as creation's ample range extends,
The scale of sensual, mental powers ascends.
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2. Hence, not spiritual or intellectual; carnal; fleshly; pertaining to, or consisting in, the gratification of the senses, or the indulgence of appetites; wordly.
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These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
Jude 19.
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The greatest part of men are such as prefer . . . that good which is sensual before whatsoever is most divine.
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3. Devoted to the pleasures of sense and appetite; luxurious; voluptuous; lewd; libidinous.
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No small part of virtue consists in abstaining from that wherein sensual men place their felicity.
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4. Pertaining or peculiar to the philosophical doctrine of sensualism.
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