Sensuous = Dictionary: sen·su·ous (sĕn’shū-əs) pronunciation

1. Of, relating to, or derived from the senses.2. Appealing to or gratifying the senses.3.1. Readily affected through the senses.2. Highly appreciative of the pleasures of sensation.

sensuosity sen’su·os’i·ty (-ŏs’ĭ-tē) or sen’su·ous·ness (-əs-nĭs) n.
sensuously sen’su·ous·ly adv.

SYNONYMS sensuous, sensual, luxurious, voluptuous. These adjectives mean of, given to, or furnishing satisfaction of the senses. Sensuous usually applies to the senses involved in aesthetic enjoyment, as of art or music: “The sensuous joy from all things fair/His strenuous bent of soul repressed” (John Greenleaf Whittier). Sensual more often applies to the physical senses or appetites, particularly those associated with sexual pleasure: “Of music Dr. Johnson used to say that it was the only sensual pleasure without vice” (William Seward). Luxurious suggests a surrender to physical comfort leading to a delightful feeling of well-being: stayed in a luxurious, flower-filled suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs. Voluptuous principally implies abandoning oneself to pleasures, especially sensual pleasures: “Lucullus . . . returned to Rome to lounge away the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence” (J.A. Froude).

Thesaurus: sensuous


1. Of or relating to sensation or the senses: sensational, sensitive, sensorial, sensory, sensual. See awareness/unawareness, body/spirit.2. Relating to, suggestive of, or appealing to sense gratification: epicurean, sensual, sensualistic, voluptuous. See pain/pleasure.

Antonyms: sensuous = Definition: gratifying to senses
Antonyms: despicable, distasteful

IN BRIEF: Luxurious, irresistibly beautiful.

pronunciation A poet in verse or prose must have a sensuous eye, but an intellectual co-perception. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American essayist, from Letters and Biographical Sketches, 1883.

Translations: Translations for: Sensuous

Dansk (Danish)
adj. – sensuel, sanselig, som taler til sanserne

Nederlands (Dutch)

Français (French)
adj. – sensuel, voluptueux

Deutsch (German)
adj. – sinnlich

Ελληνική (Greek)
adj. – αισθησιακός, λάγνος, αισθητήριος, αισθητικός, αισθαντικός

Italiano (Italian)

Português (Portuguese)
adj. – sensual

Русский (Russian)
чувственный, плотский, сладострастный, эмоциональный

Español (Spanish)
adj. – sensual

Svenska (Swedish)
adj. – sinnes-, som påverkar sinnena, känslig

中文(简体) (Chinese (Simplified))
感觉上的, 给人美感的

中文(繁體) (Chinese (Traditional))
adj. – 感覺上的, 給人美感的

한국어 (Korean)
adj. – 감각적인, 감각이 예민한, 심미적인

日本語 (Japanese)
adj. – 感覚の, 感覚に訴える, 敏感な, 審美的な

العربيه (Arabic)
‏(صفه) حسي‏

עברית (Hebrew)
adj. – ‮פועל על החושים, בעיקר אסתטית, חושי‬


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