Definition of


  1. (adj, all) taking delight in beauty

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Alternate forms of Sensuous

Derivations: sense, sensuousness

Origin of the word Sensuous

  1. 1641, "pertaining to the senses" coined (from L. sensus) by Milton to recover the original meaning of sensual (q.v.) and avoid the lascivious connotation that the older word had acquired by Milton's day, but by 1870 sensuous, too, had begun down the same path. Rare before Coleridge popularized it (1814). more

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