fleshly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From flesh +‎ -ly.

Adjective[edit]

fleshly (comparative fleshlier, superlative fleshliest)

  1. corporeal or bodily
    • Denham
      Fleshly bondage.
  2. sensual; carnal; lascivious
    • Bible, 1 Peter ii. 11
      Abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.
  3. worldly
    • Bible, 2 Corinthians i. 12
      Fleshly wisdom.
  4. (obsolete) animal; not vegetable
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)

Translations[edit]

Adverb[edit]

fleshly (comparative more fleshly, superlative most fleshly)

  1. (obsolete) Carnally; sexually.
    • 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XV:
      thou knew the doughter of Kyng Pelles fleyshly, and on her thou begatist Sir Galahad [...].