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Definition of Carnal


  1. Of or pertaining to the body or its appetites; animal; fleshly; sensual; given to sensual indulgence; lustful; human or worldly as opposed to spiritual.
  2. Flesh-devouring; cruel; ravenous; bloody.

Carnal Quotations

Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.
Thomas Aquinas

Deprived of the opportunity to judge one another by the cars we drive, New Yorkers, thrown together daily on mass transit, form silent opinions based on our choices of subway reading. Just by glimpsing the cover staring back at us, we can reach the pinnacle of carnal desire or the depths of hatred. Soul mate or mortal enemy.
David Rakoff

He is lost who is possessed by carnal desire.
Mahatma Gandhi

Many things there be in the scripture, which have a carnal fulfilling, even there where they be spoken or done; and yet have another spiritual signification, to be fulfilled long after in Christ and his kingdom, and yet never known till the thing be done.
William Tyndale

I've always found music that is carnal very attractive but not in the most obvious way.
Brian Molko
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Carnal Translations

carnal in Dutch is vleselijk
carnal in German is fleischlich
carnal in Spanish is carnal
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