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carnal

car·nal

carnal

 
 
pronunciation:
kar nl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to the flesh or body, esp. sexual appetites and activities.
He gave up carnal pleasures when he became a priest.
synonyms:
erotic, fleshly, libidinous, sensual, sexual
antonyms:
intellectual
similar words:
animal, bodily, earthy, lascivious, lustful, voluptuous
definition 2: of this world; human or earthly rather than spiritual.
synonyms:
earthly, material, mundane, profane, secular, temporal, worldly
antonyms:
spiritual
similar words:
corporeal, physical, sensual, terrestrial
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derivations: carnally (adv.), carnality (n.)
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