sensualism

noun
sen·​su·​al·​ism | \ˈsen(t)-sh(ə-)wə-ˌli-zəm, ˈsen-shə-ˌli-\

Definition of sensualism 

: persistent or excessive pursuit of sensual pleasures and interests

Other Words from sensualism

sensualist \ˈsen(t)-​sh(ə-​)wə-​list \ noun
sensualistic \ˌsen(t)-​sh(ə-​)wə-​ˈli-​stik, ˌsen-​shə-​ˈli-​ \ adjective

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1760, in the meaning defined above

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sensualism

noun
sen·​su·​al·​ism | \ˈsench-(ə-)wə-ˌliz-əm, ˈsen-shə-ˌliz- \

Medical Definition of sensualism 

: persistent or excessive pursuit of sensual pleasures and interests

Other Words from sensualism

sensualist \-​ləst \ noun

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