they lived amid sensuous surroundingsSyn:aesthetically pleasing, gratifying, rich, sumptuous, luxurious; sensory, sensorial2)
sensuous lipsSyn:sexually attractive, sexy, seductive, voluptuous, luscious, lush••sensuous, epicurean, luxurious, sensual, sybaritic, voluptuousSensuous and sensual are often confused. Sensuous implies gratification of the senses for the sake of aesthetic pleasure, or delight in the color, sound, or form of something (a dress made from a soft, sensuous fabric), while sensual implies indulgence of the appetites or gratification of the senses as an end in itself (he leads a life of sensual excess). Luxurious implies indulgence in sensuous or sensual pleasures, especially those that induce a feeling of physical comfort or satisfaction (a luxurious satin coverlet), while epicurean refers to taking delight in the pleasures of eating and drinking (the epicurean life of a king and his courtiers). To be voluptuous is to give oneself up to the pleasures of the senses (the symphony is voluptuous in its scoring), but it carries a suggestion of sensual rather than sensuous enjoyment and can refer to a curvaceous and sexually attractive woman (he was seen with a voluptuous blonde). Sybaritic implies an overrefined luxuriousness, also suggesting indulgence in good food and drink and the presence of things designed to soothe and charm the senses (he lived alone, in sybaritic splendor).
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sensuous — sensuous, sensual, luxurious, voluptuous, sybaritic, epicurean are comparable when they mean having to do with the gratification of the senses or providing pleasure by gratifying the senses. Both sensuous and sensual can imply reference to the… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
sensuous — [sen′sho͞o əs] adj. [< L sensus, SENSE + OUS] 1. of, derived from, based on, affecting, appealing to, or perceived by the senses 2. readily susceptible through the senses; enjoying the pleasures of sensation sensuously adv. sensuousness n. SYN … English World dictionary
Sensuous — Sen su*ous, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the senses, or sensible objects; addressing the senses; suggesting pictures or images of sense. [1913 Webster] To this poetry would be made precedent, as being less subtle and fine, but more simple, sensuous … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
sensuous — 1640s, pertaining to the senses coined (from L. sensus) by Milton to recover the original meaning of SENSUAL (Cf. sensual) and avoid the lascivious connotation that the older word had acquired by Milton s day, but by 1870 sensuous, too, had begun … Etymology dictionary
sensuous — index lascivious, physical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
sensuous — [adj] gratifying to senses carnal, epicurean, exciting, fleshly, fleshy, hedonistic, luscious, lush, luxurious, passionate, physical, pleasurable, pleasure loving, pleasure seeking, primrose, rich, self indulgent, sensory, sensual, sensualistic,… … New thesaurus
sensuous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or affecting the senses rather than the intellect. 2) attractive or gratifying physically, especially sexually. DERIVATIVES sensuously adverb sensuousness noun. ORIGIN from Latin sensus sense … English terms dictionary
sensuous — sensual, sensuous 1. Sensual is the older word (15c), and originally described feelings that involved the senses as distinct from the intellect. As it became more closely associated with aspects of physical indulgence characterized by the… … Modern English usage
Sensuous — Infobox Album Name = Sensuous Type = studio Artist = Cornelius Released = flagicon|Japan October 25, 2006 flagicon|USA April 24, 2007 Recorded = Genre = Shibuya kei, Experimental, Downtempo Length = 46:57 Label = Warner Music Japan Producer =… … Wikipedia
sensuous — [[t]se̱nʃuəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is sensuous gives pleasure to the mind or body through the senses. The film is ravishing to look at and boasts a sensuous musical score... It is a sensuous but demanding car to drive. Derived words:… … English dictionary