Synonyms of flesh in English:

flesh


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See Spanish definition of carne

noun

1‘you're as thin as a rake—you need a sight more flesh on your bones’

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muscle, tissue, muscle tissue, meat, brawn
informal beef

2‘the villagers used to eat turtle eggs and flesh’

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meat

3‘I thought that my body was carrying too much flesh’

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fat, weight, obesity, corpulence
adipose tissue
informal blubber, flab

4‘cut the melon in half and scoop out the flesh’

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pulp, soft part, fleshy part, marrow, meat

5the flesh‘a fierce inner struggle against the pleasures of the flesh’

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the body, the human body, human nature, man's physical nature, physicality, corporeality, carnality, animality
sensuality, sensualism, sexuality

Phrases

    put flesh on the bones of

    ‘Parliament will soon put flesh on the bones of the principle by drafting a law’


    SYNONYMS
    expand on, elaborate on, add to, build on, add flesh to, flesh out, add detail to, expatiate on, supplement, reinforce, augment, extend, broaden, develop, fill out, enlarge on, embellish, embroider, enhance, amplify, refine, improve, polish, perfect
    ANTONYMS

    condense

    in the flesh

    ‘he seems just as charming in the flesh as on television’


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    in person, before one's eyes, in front of one, before one's very eyes, in one's presence
    in real life, in actual life, live
    physically, bodily, in bodily form, in human form, incarnate
    ANTONYMS

    on screen

    one's flesh and blood

    ‘the child was after all their own flesh and blood’


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    family, relative, relatives, relation, relations, blood relation, blood relations, family member, family members, kin, next of kin, kinsfolk, kinsman, kinsmen, kinswoman, kinswomen, kindred, connection, connections
    informal folks, nearest and dearest
    dated people