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English definition of “sensuous”

sensuous

adjective uk   /ˈsen.sjʊəs/ us  
giving or expressing pleasure through the physical senses, rather than pleasing the mind or the intelligence: She luxuriated in the sensuous feel of the silk sheets.Causing pleasure → sensual: He had a very sensuous mouth.Relating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky
sensuously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Causing pleasure
sensuousness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Pleasure and happiness
(Definition of sensuous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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