carnal


carnal
carnal [kär′nəl]
adj.
[ME & OFr < LL(Ec) carnalis, fleshly (in contrast to spiritalis, SPIRITUAL) < L caro (gen. carnis), flesh: for IE base see HARVEST]
1. in or of the flesh; bodily; material or worldly, not spiritual
2. having to do with or preoccupied with bodily or sexual pleasures; sensual or sexual
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have carnal knowledge of
to have had sexual intercourse with
carnality [kär nal′ə tē]
n.
pl. carnalities
carnally
adv.
SYN.- CARNAL implies relation to the body or flesh as the seat of basic physical appetites, now esp. sexual appetites, and usually stresses absence of intellectual or moral influence [carnal lust ]; FLESHLY, expressing less censure, stresses these appetites and their gratification as natural to the flesh [fleshly frailty ]; SENSUAL stresses relation to or preoccupation with gratifying the bodily senses and usually implies grossness or lewdness [sensual lips ]; ANIMAL is applied to the physical nature of humankind as distinguished from intellectual and spiritual nature, and now rarely carries a derogatory implication [animal spirits ]

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  • carnal — carnal, fleshly, sensual, animal are comparable when they are used in reference to human beings, their acts, works, desires, and interests and mean having or showing a physical rather than an intellectual or spiritual character or origin. Both… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Carnal — Car nal, a. [L. carnalis, fr. caro, carnis, flesh; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. kravya; cf. F. charnel, Of. also carnel. Cf. {Charnel}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the body or its appetites; animal; fleshly; sensual; given to sensual indulgence; lustful;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carnal — CARNÁL, Ă, carnali, e, adj. De carne, privitor la carne; p. ext. trupesc. – Din lat. carnalis. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  CARNÁL adj. v. trupesc. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  carnál adj …   Dicționar Român

  • carnal — (Del lat. carnālis). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo a la carne. 2. Lascivo o lujurioso. 3. Perteneciente o relativo a la lujuria. 4. Terrenal y que mira solamente las cosas del mundo. 5. m. Tiempo del año que no es Cuaresma. 6. ant. carnaval. ☛ …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • carnal — carnal, trato carnal expr. cópula, coito. ❙ «¡Trato carnal! [...] Tiene usted una manera de hablar que es tronchante, vamos.» Manuel Hidalgo, El pecador impecable …   Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • carnal — c.1400, fleshly, sensual, sexual, from M.L. carnalis natural, of the same blood, from L. carnis of the flesh, gen. of caro flesh (see CARNAGE (Cf. carnage)). Carnal knowledge was in legal use by 1680s. Related: Carnality …   Etymology dictionary

  • Carnāl — Carnāl, fleischlich, leiblich; daher Carnalist (Carnalit), ein Wollüstling; Carnalität, Fleischeslust …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Carnal — Carnal, lat., fleischlich, leiblich …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • carnal — Relacionado con la carne o el cuerpo, o con las cosas terrenales, para distinguirlo de lo espiritual. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico