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sensualism Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun desire for sensual pleasures
    sensuality; sensualness.
  2. noun (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
    sensationalism.
WordNet

Sen"su*al*ism noun
Etymology
Cf. F. sensualisme.
Definitions
  1. The condition or character of one who is sensual; subjection to sensual feelings and appetite; sensuality.
  2. (Philos.) The doctrine that all our ideas, or the operations of the understanding, not only originate in sensation, but are transformed sensations, copies or relics of sensations; sensationalism; sensism.
  3. (Ethics) The regarding of the gratification of the senses as the highest good. Krauth-Fleming.

Webster 1913


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