carnal ADJECTIVE relating to physical, especially sexual, needs and activities.
DERIVATIVES carnality noun carnally adverb.
ORIGIN Latin carnalis, from caro 'flesh' .

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  • Carnality — Car*nal i*ty, n. [L. carnalitas.] The state of being carnal; fleshly lust, or the indulgence of lust; grossness of mind. [1913 Webster] Because of the carnality of their hearts. Tillotson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carnality — noun see carnal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carnality — See carnal. * * * …   Universalium

  • carnality — noun a) The state of being carnal. b) A preoccupation with sexual desire …   Wiktionary

  • carnality — Synonyms and related words: Adam, Philistinism, amorality, animalism, animality, backsliding, bawdiness, beastliness, bestiality, brutality, brutishness, carnal nature, carnal mindedness, clitoromania, coarseness, coldness, concupiscence,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • carnality — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sensuality, lust, eroticism; see deSire 3 , lewdness . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A preoccupation with the body and satisfaction of its desires: animalism, animality, fleshliness, physicality, sensuality. See BODY …   English dictionary for students

  • carnality — car·nal·i·ty || kɑː nælÉ™tɪ n. sensuality; worldly quality; materialism …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carnality — n. Sensuality, grossness (of mind), sensual appetites, fleshly lusts …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • carnality — n 1. worldliness, earthliness, temporalness, secularity, profaneness, unspirituality, corporeality. 2. sensuality, voluptuousness, fleshliness; lustfulness, lewdness, prurience, salaciousness, Sl. horniness; lust, lechery, concupiscence, Sl. hot… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • carnality — car·nal·i·ty …   English syllables

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