1. desire for sensual pleasures
  2. (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
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How To Use sensualism In A Sentence

  • I must be permitted to register clearly the general conviction that if black magic, sorcery, and the Sabbath up to date had been merely revived demonomania, had been merely concerned with the black paternoster, the black mass, or even with transcendental sensualism and the ordeal of the pastos, the Roman hierarchy would not have taken action as it has, nor would the witnesses concerning these things have been welcomed with open arms; as a fact, no interest whatsoever is manifested in the doings of diabolists who operate apart from Masonry. Devil-Worship in France or The Question of Lucifer
  • After the 1960s, architects rejected functionality for illusion and sensualism, focusing on architecture as structures in which individuals ‘participate’.
  • (Like much of Davenport's work it is imbued with a Fourieresque utopianism and homoerotic sensualism that is both deeply appealing in its relish of the world's intellectual and sensational richness and deeply unsettling in its openness to critique as pederastic apologia.) Notes on Strange Fiction: The Pataphysical Quirk
  • I love Whole Foods because it presents itself as a feast of sensualism, rather than dour vegetarianism or consumerism.
  • These teens manifest a conspicuous sensualism and seek to push the pedal on life's enjoyments to the max.
  • A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.
  • Even in the Islam of the most ascetic desert Muslims there is a strand of sensualism: even renunciation is desired because of its immediate or eventual material bounty.
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