sensualist


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sensualist - a person who enjoys sensuality
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
bisexual, bisexual person - a person who is sexually attracted to both sexes
bon vivant, epicure, epicurean, foodie, gastronome, gourmet - a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
hedonist, pleasure seeker, pagan - someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures
sybarite, voluptuary - a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses
wanton - lewd or lascivious woman
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sensualist

noun
A person devoted to pleasure and luxury:
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Translations

sensualist

[ˈsensjʊəlɪst] Nsensualista mf
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sensualist

nGenussmensch m, → sinnlicher Mensch, Lüstling m (pej); (Philos) → Sensualist(in) m(f)
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References in classic literature ?
Will Henderson was a sensualist and had reached the age of forty-five.
There is no such perfect conception of the selfish sensualist in literature, and the conception is all the more perfect because of the wit that lights up the vice of Falstaff, a cold light without tenderness, for he was not a good fellow, though a merry companion.
In his youth P--, the sensualist, had seduced a young girl, poor but respectable.
You do not scruple to make a libertine of that noble man; you call him a sensualist as coolly as if you were speaking the truth, and yet it would not be possible to find a chaster man.
I am not absolutely such a fool and sensualist as to regret the absence of a carpet, a sofa, and silver plate; besides, five weeks ago I had nothing--I was an outcast, a beggar, a vagrant; now I have acquaintance, a home, a business.
They are but one appetite, and we only need to see a person do any one of these things to know how great a sensualist he is.
The populace think that your rejection of popular standards is a rejection of all standard, and mere antinomianism; and the bold sensualist will use the name of philosophy to gild his crimes.
His worn-out passion, resembling in its impotent fierceness the excitement of a senile sensualist, was badly served by a dried throat and toothless gums which seemed to catch the tip of his tongue.
"To think that I could for one instant have looked for help from that coarse brute, that depraved sensualist and blackguard!" he cried.
With the brow of a philosopher above and the jaw of a sensualist below, the man must have started with great capacities for good or for evil.
Once they thought of becoming heroes; but sensualists are they now.
Measured against the backdrop of the conflict between sensualist and rationalist ethics as outlined above, Lessing contradicts himself, because on one occasion he argues in favour of sensualism, while on another he claims that reason needs to be involved in order to achieve moral behaviour.