Sensual vs. Sexy

By Jaxson

  • Sensual (adjective)

    Inducing pleasurable or erotic sensations.

    “That massage was a very sensual experience!”

  • Sensual (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the physical senses; sensory.

    “Plato believed that this sensual world in which we live is inferior to the heavenly realm.”

  • Sensual (adjective)

    Provoking or exciting a strong response in the senses.

  • Sexy (adjective)

    Having sexual appeal; suggestive of sex.

    “The participants in the swimsuit competition are all very sexy.”

  • Sexy (adjective)

    That can sexually attract or arouse.

    “She has a sexy voice!”

  • Sexy (adjective)

    interesting, attractive or appealing.

    “The manufacturers have launched a sexy new car.”

    “We have some sexy ideas on how to improve sales.”

    “Being an undertaker is not a sexy career.”

  • Sexy (adjective)


    “He didn’t really like me; all he wanted was for me to be sexy with him.”

  • Sexy (adjective)

    Used to describe prime numbers that differ from each other by six.

    “(73,79) is a sexy prime pair.”

  • Sensual (adjective)

    relating to or involving gratification of the senses and physical, especially sexual, pleasure

    “the production of the ballet is sensual and passionate”

Oxford Dictionary

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