AskDefine | Define carnality

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carnality n : feeling morbid sexual desire [syn: prurience, pruriency, lasciviousness]

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  1. The state of being carnal.
  2. A preoccupation with sexual desire.


  • 1835 Robert Crawford Dillon - Lectures on some of the articles of faith of the Church of England
    The essence of depravity, as we inherit it from Adam, and discover it in ourselves, is carnality, a state of mind which our Article describes by the word "Phronema sarkos", . . .

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