Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: sensual

Definition: devoted to the pleasures of the sense; carnal; voluptuous; Ex. sensual woman/curves/lips


Sentences Containing 'sensual'

The more sensual side of this feeling is perhaps its lowest, while the feelings associated with the intelligence, the little sensitivenesses of perception that escape pure intellect, are possibly its noblest experiences.
It is neither the quality nor the quantity, but the devotion to sensual savors; when that which is eaten is not a viand to sustain our animal, or inspire our spiritual life, but food for the worms that possess us.
It is reptile and sensual, and perhaps can not be wholly expelled; like the worms which, even in life and health, occupy our bodies.
Not vegetative spiration, it is not surely (which plants have) that in this life should be so dear unto us; nor sensitive respiration, the proper life of beasts, both tame and wild; nor this our imaginative faculty; nor that we are subject to be led and carried up and down by the strength of our sensual appetites; or that we can gather, and live together; or that we can feed: for that in effect is no better, than that we can void the excrements of our food.
That which is most proper unto a man, is, first, to be kindly affected towards them that are of the same kind and nature as he is himself to contemn all sensual motions and appetites, to discern rightly all plausible fancies and imaginations, to contemplate the nature of the universe; both it, and things that are done in it.
It is high time for thee, to understand that there is somewhat in thee, better and more divine than either thy passions, or thy sensual appetites and affections.

More Vocab Words

::: overt - open to view; public; not secret; CF. covert
::: convulsion - violent uncontrollable shaking movement (caused by illness); V. convulse; ADJ. convulsive
::: protrude - stick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth
::: facet - small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
::: malfeasance - wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
::: incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
::: remit - transmit (money) in payment; free someone from a debt or punishment
::: amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
::: unmitigated - (of something bad) not moderated; unrelieved or immoderate; without qualification; absolute; Ex. unmitigated disaster
::: caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber