Definition of fleshly in English:

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fleshly

Pronunciation: /ˈflɛʃli/

adjective (fleshlier, fleshliest)

1Relating to human desire or bodily appetites; sensual: fleshly pleasures
More example sentences
  • Christianity had a deep animus against bodily or fleshly pleasures, seeing these as corrupt and sinful consequences of our fallen state.
  • Shortly before I met you I was this cold-blooded animal engulfed in murder and fleshly desires.
  • Introduce it to an enemy position and they'd find themselves overcome with fleshly desires.
Synonyms
2Having an actual physical presence.
Example sentences
  • In Moon in a Tree, ‘being’ is both phantom and fleshly, fantasized and actual.
  • He clarifies what he means by asserting that in the New Testament the word ‘flesh’ refers simply to our physical fleshly body, and not our sinful nature.
  • The problem is not with the physical, fleshly nature of our being.
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Origin

Old English flǣsclic (see flesh, -ly1).

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