Left Definition 1 of 2Right
LampPro Tip 1/3
Intimate ContextPlay
Use 'carnal' when talking about intimate physical relationships, often hinting at sexuality. SlideThe novel explored the characters' carnal connection.
LampPro Tip 2/3
Not PlatonicPlay
'Carnal' implies a connection that goes beyond friendship or emotional attachment. SlideThe poem hinted at more than friendship; it suggested a carnal bond.
LampPro Tip 3/3
Mildly TabooPlay
In conservative or formal settings, 'carnal' may be considered slightly inappropriate due to its sexual connotation. SlideShe avoided discussing her carnal interests at the business dinner.