Fleshly Flesh"ly, adv. In a fleshly manner; carnally; lasciviously. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Fleshly — Flesh ly (fl[e^]sh l[y^]), a. [AS. fl[=ae]scl[imac]c.] 1. Of or pertaining to the flesh; corporeal. Fleshly bondage. Denham. [1913 Webster] 2. Animal; not vegetable. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Human; not celestial; not spiritual or divine. Fleshly …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fleshly — [adj1] lecherous, desiring sex animal, animalistic, bodily, carnal, erotic, gross, lascivious, lewd, lustful, profane, sensual, venereal, voluptuous; concepts 372,529,545 Ant. immaterial, religious, spiritual fleshly [adj2] bodily corporal,… …   New thesaurus

  • fleshly — index corporeal, lascivious, lecherous, mundane, physical, prurient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fleshly — O.E. flæsclic; see FLESH (Cf. flesh) + LY (Cf. ly) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fleshly — Carnal, sensual, animal Analogous words: physical, *bodily, corporeal, corporal, somatic: *sensuous, sensual, voluptuous, luxurious, sybaritic, epicurean Contrasted words: *moral, ethical, noble, virtuous: spiritual, divine, religious (see HOLY) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fleshly — ► ADJECTIVE (fleshlier, fleshliest) ▪ relating to the body; sensual …   English terms dictionary

  • fleshly — [flesh′lē] adj. fleshlier, fleshliest [ME fleschlich < OE flæsclic: see FLESH & LY1] 1. of the body and its nature; corporeal 2. fond of bodily pleasures; sensual 3. Obs. FLESHY …   English World dictionary

  • fleshly — fleshy, fleshly The distinction in current use is much the same as between earthy and earthly. Fleshy relates to flesh in its physical sense and means primarily ‘plump, fat’ (e.g. fleshy hands / fleshy fruit), whereas fleshly relates to the… …   Modern English usage

  • fleshly — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. a. corporeal, bodily b. of, relating to, or characterized by indulgence of bodily appetites; especially lascivious < fleshly desires > c. not spiritual ; worldly 2. fleshy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fleshly — fleshliness, n. /flesh lee/, adj., fleshlier, fleshliest. 1. of or pertaining to the flesh or body; bodily, corporeal, or physical. 2. carnal; sensual: fleshly pleasures. 3. worldly, rather than spiritual. 4. having a sensuous quality: the… …   Universalium

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