AskDefine | Define carnal

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carnal adj
1 of the appetites and passions of the body; "animal instincts"; "carnal knowledge"; "fleshly desire"; "a sensual delight in eating"; "music is the only sensual pleasure without vice" [syn: animal(a), fleshly, sensual]
2 of or relating to the body or flesh; "carnal remains"
3 of or relating to or belonging to the body; "a bodily organ"; "bodily functions"; "carnal remains" [syn: bodily]

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English

Etymology

From Latin carnālis.

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. relating to the physical and especially sexual appetites
  2. worldly or earthly; temporal
  3. of or relating to the body or flesh

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