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sensuality

[sen-shoo-al-i-tee] /ˌsɛn ʃuˈæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural sensualities.
1.
sensual nature:
the sensuality of Keats's poetry.
2.
unrestrained indulgence in sensual pleasures.
3.
lewdness; unchastity.
Also, sensualness.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English sensualite < Old French < Late Latin sēnsuālitās. See sensual, -ity
Related forms
antisensuality, noun, plural antisensualities, adjective
hypersensuality, noun
nonsensuality, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-sensuality

sensuality

/ˌsɛnsjʊˈælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the quality or state of being sensual
2.
excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures
Derived Forms
sensualist (ˈsɛnsjʊəlɪst) noun
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Word Origin and History for non-sensuality

sensuality

n.

mid-14c., "the part of man that is concerned with the senses," from Old French sensualite "the five senses; impression," from Late Latin sensualitatem (nominative sensualitas) "capacity for sensation," from Latin sensualis "endowed with feeling, sensitive," from sensus "feeling" (see sense (n.)). Chiefly "animal instincts and appetites," hence "the lower nature regarded as a source of evil, lusts of the flesh" (1620s).

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