sensualness

sensuality

[sen-shoo-al-i-tee]
noun, plural sensualities.
1.
sensual nature: the sensuality of Keats's poetry.
2.
unrestrained indulgence in sensual pleasures.
3.
lewdness; unchastity.
Also, sensualness.


Origin:
1300–50; Middle English sensualite < Old French < Late Latin sēnsuālitās. See sensual, -ity

antisensuality, noun, plural antisensualities, adjective
hypersensuality, noun
nonsensuality, noun
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sensual (ˈsɛnsjʊəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to any of the senses or sense organs; bodily
2.  strongly or unduly inclined to gratification of the senses
3.  tending to arouse the bodily appetites, esp the sexual appetite
4.  of or relating to sensualism
 
[C15: from Late Latin sensuālis, from Latin sēnsussense. Compare French sensuel, Italian sensuale]
 
'sensually
 
adv
 
'sensualness
 
n

sensuality (ˌsɛnsjʊˈælɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the quality or state of being sensual
2.  excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures
 
sensualist
 
n

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sensuality
mid-14c., "the part of man that is concerned with the senses," from O.Fr. sensualité, from L.L. sensualitatem (nom. sensualitas) "capacity for sensation," from L. sensualis "endowed with feeling, sensitive," from sensus "feeling" (see sense). Chiefly "animal instincts
and appetites," hence "the lower nature regarded as a source of evil, lusts of the flesh" (1620s).
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