Carnal Definition

kärnəl
adjective
Having to do with or preoccupied with bodily or sexual pleasures; sensual or sexual.
Webster's New World

Worldly or earthly; temporal.

Wiktionary
In or of the flesh; bodily; material or worldly, not spiritual.
Webster's New World

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Carnal

  • have carnal knowledge of

Origin of Carnal

  • Middle English from Old North French carnel from Latin carnālis from Latin carō carn- flesh sker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Latin carnālis (“fleshly, of the flesh”), from carō (“flesh”).

    From Wiktionary

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