Definition of Fleshly

1. Adjective. Marked by the appetites and passions of the body. "Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice"

Exact synonyms: Animal, Carnal, Sensual
Similar to: Physical
Derivative terms: Animality, Carnality, Carnalize, Sensuality, Sensualness

Definition of Fleshly

1. a. Of or pertaining to the flesh; corporeal.

2. adv. In a fleshly manner; carnally; lasciviously.

Definition of Fleshly

1. Adjective. corporeal or bodily ¹

2. Adjective. sensual ¹

3. Adjective. worldly ¹

4. Adverb. (obsolete) Carnally; sexually. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fleshly

1. pertaining to the body [adj -LIER, -LIEST]

Medical Definition of Fleshly

1. 1. Of or pertaining to the flesh; corporeal. "Fleshly bondage." 2. Animal; notvegetable. 3. Human; not celestial; not spiritual or divine. "Fleshly wisdom." "Much ostentation vain of fleshly arm And fragile arms." (Milton) 4. Carnal; wordly; lascivious. "Abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul." (1 Pet. Ii. 11) Origin: AS. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fleshly

fleshier
fleshiest
fleshily
fleshiness
fleshinesses
fleshing
fleshings
fleshless
fleshlessness
fleshlier
fleshliest
fleshlike
fleshliness
fleshloaf
fleshloaves
fleshmeat
fleshmeats
fleshmeet
fleshmeets
fleshment
fleshments
fleshmonger
fleshmongers
fleshpot
fleshpots
fleshy
fleshy mole
fleshy polyp
flesinoxan

Literary usage of Fleshly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"You know what I mean : all carnal and fleshly content. CHR. Thank God you have escaped her: the abhorred of the Lord shall fall into her ditch. (Prov. xxii. ..."

2. The Works of John Jewel by John Jewel, John Ayre (1845)
"The hundred y sort is Christ laid present upon the table ; but not in M. Harding's gross and fleshly manner. And therefore St Augustine saith in like sense ..."

3. The Contemporary Review (1871)
"THE fleshly SCHOOL OF ... yet a very similar effect is produced on the unprejudiced mind when the "walking gentlemen " of the fleshly school of poetry, ..."

4. The Time Is at Handby Charles Taze Russell by Charles Taze Russell (2000)
"And just as surely, also, as a remnant of fleshly Israel was saved from the blindness and ... These (the remnant selected from fleshly Israel at its fall, ..."

5. Dialogues on Universal Salvation: And Topics Connected Therewith by David Thom (1838)
"I know farther that, while they are in flesh, he gives to his people, and to his people alone, to possess, over and above that fleshly connection with him ..."

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