Definition of carnality in US English:



  • See carnal

    • ‘But there's nuance to this display of Gallic carnality.’
    • ‘Actually, these epithets are quite unjust: Her sexuality serves primarily as a means of expression of her soul, and her eroticism verges more on mysticism than on carnality.’
    • ‘His preoccupation with the sins of carnality, his exploration of Catholic iconography in a modern context, and his late anti-Catholic writings suggest an ongoing interior dialogue with the church.’
    • ‘‘We have such aversion to the reality of our mortality, our carnality, our physical being,’ he says.’
    • ‘The words expressed a carnality rarely found in ‘serious’ odes of the period, let alone in popular song.’