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English definition of “fleshly”


adjective     /ˈfleʃ.li/ literary
relating to the physical body , not the mind or the soul : He is someone who finds it difficult to curb his fleshly (= sexual ) desires .Relating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky
(Definition of fleshly adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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