1. Of or pertaining to the flesh; corporeal. Fleshly bondage.

2. Animal; notvegetable.

3. Human; not celestial; not spiritual or divine. Fleshly wisdom. Much ostentation vain of fleshly arm And fragile arms. (Milton)

4. Carnal; wordly; lascivious. Abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. (1 pet. Ii. 11)

Origin: as. Of the appetites and passions of the body; animal instincts; carnal knowledge; fleshly desire; a sensual delight in eating; music is the only sensual pleasure without vice.

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