sensualism


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sen·su·al·ism

 (sĕn′sho͞o-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
Excessive devotion to sensual pleasure; sensuality.

sen′su·al·ist n.
sen′su·al·is′tic adj.

sensualism

(ˈsɛnsjʊəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Physiology) the quality or state of being sensual
2. (Philosophy) another word for sensationalism3a, sensationalism3b

sen•su•al•ism

(ˈsɛn ʃu əˌlɪz əm)

n.
dedication to sensual appetites.
[1795–1805]
sen′su•al•ist, n.
sen`su•al•is′tic, adj.

sensualism

sensationalism, def. 2.
See also: Philosophy
the doctrine that the good is to be judged only by or through the gratifleation of the senses. Also called sensationalism.
See also: Ethics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sensualism - desire for sensual pleasuressensualism - desire for sensual pleasures  
concupiscence, physical attraction, sexual desire, eros - a desire for sexual intimacy
2.sensualism - (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory - a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy

sensualism

noun
The quality or condition of being sensuous:
Translations

sensualism

[ˈsensjʊəlɪzəm] Nsensualismo m

sensualism

nSinnlichkeit f, → Wollüstigkeit f (pej); (Philos) → Sensualismus m
References in classic literature ?
'humors,' each, in spite of individual traits, the embodiment of some one abstract vice--cowardice, sensualism, hypocrisy, or what not.
Worst, when this sensualism intrudes into the education of young women, and withers the hope and affection of human nature by teaching that marriage signifies nothing but a housewife's thrift, and that woman's life has no other aim.
Clare did so,--for gross sensualism, in any form, was not the peculiar temptation of his nature.
On this platform one lives in a sty of sensualism, and would soon come to suicide.
The Strings duo enthralled the audience with their stunning performance while bands like sensualism and others also rocked the event.
This notion of economy positioned against excess (defined as immoderation--a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits), all but cancels and even derogates the extravagant (read cheap) sensationalism, or indeed sensualism, of the pictorial stage.
The Unitarian James Freeman Clarke had discouraged all efforts "to explain soul out of sense" by "deducing mind from matter." Similarly, Orestes Brownson explained his purpose in launching the new Boston Quarterly Review as "seeking something profounder and more inspiring than the heartless sensualism of the last century"--that is, the eighteenth century of Enlightenment.
But instead of such narrow sensualism, idealism is better understood as the broader view that reality is confined to what is experienced, where the extra compass indicated by that term comes from acknowledging the inescapably conceptual or interpretative element in all of our cognition.
1) Sensation: supported by the worldviews known as empiricism, sensualism, sensationalism.
Apparently they were shooting an intimate scene of hers with Nawazuddin, when the director became insistent on adding some more sensualism and kissing.
In these works in red chalk Robert's sensualism and spontaneity (sharpened by his relationship with Fragonard) jostled alongside architectural volumes and a powerfully geometric conception of space (Fig.
A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.