from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter VII) on Rap Genius


Main Entry: sensuous  [sen-shoo-uhs]

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: gratifying to senses

Synonyms: carnal, epicurean, exciting, fleshly, fleshy, hedonistic, luscious, lush, luxurious, passionate, physical, pleasurable, pleasure-loving, pleasure-seeking, primrose, rich, self-indulgent, sensory, sensual, sensualistic, sumptuous, sybaritic, voluptuous

Notes: sensuous usually implies gratification of the senses for the sake of aesthetic pleasure; sensual usually describes gratification of the senses or physical appetites as an end in itself

Antonyms: despicable, distasteful


To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “The Great Gatsby (Chapter VII)” by F. Scott Fitzgerald and leave a comment on the lyrics box