sensualism

noun sen·su·al·ism \ ˈsen(t)-sh(ə-)wə-ˌli-zəm , ˈsen-shə-ˌli- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of sensualism

:persistent or excessive pursuit of sensual pleasures and interests

sensualist

play \ˈsen(t)-sh(ə-)wə-list\ noun

sensualistic

play \ˌsen(t)-sh(ə-)wə-ˈli-stik, ˌsen-shə-ˈli-\ adjective

First Known Use of sensualism

1760


Medical Dictionary

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

sensualist

play \-ləst\ noun

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