fleshly

[flesh-lee]
adjective, fleshlier, fleshliest.
1.
of or pertaining to the flesh or body; bodily, corporeal, or physical.
2.
carnal; sensual: fleshly pleasures.
3.
worldly, rather than spiritual.
4.
having a sensuous quality: the fleshly poetry of the 17th century.
5.
Obsolete. having much flesh; fleshy.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English flǣsclic. See flesh, -ly

fleshliness, noun

fleshly, fleshy.


2. See carnal.
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fleshly (ˈflɛʃlɪ)
 
adj , -lier, -liest
1.  relating to the body, esp its sensual nature; carnal: fleshly desire
2.  worldly as opposed to spiritual
3.  fleshy; fat
 
'fleshliness
 
n

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Example sentences
Its adherents are motivated by feelings of guilt, and the urge to atone for fleshly sins.
Some of that sequence is speeded up, to show the relentless drive of fleshly decay.
It is a painful world, a vale of tears where ghosts jostle the beautiful fleshly living for a place in the fanatic heart.
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