Anything that is pleasing to the senses can be called sensuous. The feel of a soft cashmere sweater on your skin, the taste of dark chocolate, even the smell of your favorite person — all of these can be sensuous experiences.

Sensuous describes anything that feels, tastes, smells, looks, or sounds good. Eating delicious food or relaxing in a warm bath are sensuous activities. But something intellectually satisfying, like doing a crossword puzzle or solving a math problem, is not exactly sensuous, even if you really like doing it. Use sensuous to describe stuff that makes your five senses happy.

Definitions of sensuous
  1. adjective
    providing pleasure or gratification to the senses
  2. adjective
    taking delight in beauty
    “the sensuous joy from all things fair”
    aesthetic, aesthetical, esthetic, esthetical
    concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
  3. adjective
    relating to or concerned in sensation
    synonyms: sensational, sensory
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