sensual vs sensuous : Common Errors in English

About sensual vs sensuous

“Sensual” usually relates to physical desires and experiences, and oftenmeans “sexy.” But “sensuous” is more often used for esthetic pleasures,like “sensuous music.” The two words do overlap a good deal. The leatherseats in your new car may be sensuous; but if they turn you on, theymight be sensual. “Sensual” often has a slightly racy or even judgmentaltone lacking in “sensuous."

sensual Meaning(s)

  • (s) marked by the appetites and passions of the body
  • (s) sexually exciting or gratifying

sensuous Meaning(s)

  • (s) taking delight in beauty

sensual in News

  1. ALBUM REVIEW: Summer sounds of Danish electronic soul

    By Denis Bozic STAFF WRITER This year ought to be a milestone for Robin Hannibal. Just earlier this year, he and Mike Milosh released a spectacularly sensual album Woman under the artistic moniker Rhye, which swept the critics and the fans off of their feet. Now, only a few months later, he reunites with Coco O, the second half of his well-established musical project Quadron, to release their ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Tech

  2. Emotion laid bare: Sara by Niklas Hoejund

    Posted in Fashion / Fashion blog / Fashion photo shoots / Fashion pictures She may be half-naked, true – but in this portrait series by Niklas Hoejund , model Sara Maria comes across as less erotic and more haphazard, like her mind is somewhere so distant she forgot to get properly dressed this morning. There’s something sensual in that, though, in the wayward nature of being a little vague and ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: StyleBistro

sensuous in News

  1. Cars from art deco period exhibited in Nashville

    Many cars in Frist's 'Sensuous Steel' exhibit were never production vehicles, but hail from time of personal expression   More
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Nashville City Paper

  2. Week ahead: Frist to open a new exhibit

    The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, will open a new exhibit, Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles, to the public on Friday.
    on June 9, 2013 Source: The Tennessean

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