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sensualist

[sen-shoo-uh-list] /ˈsɛn ʃu ə lɪst/
noun
1.
a person given to the indulgence of the senses or appetites.
2.
a person who holds the doctrine of sensationalism.
Origin of sensualist
1655-1665
1655-65; sensual + -ist
Related forms
sensualistic, adjective
nonsensualistic, adjective
unsensualistic, adjective
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  • Pornography, an eminent American jurist has pointed out, is distinguished by the "leer of the sensualist."

    1601 Mark Twain
  • To see a man eat sensually is to know how great a sensualist he is.

    No Animal Food Rupert H. Wheldon
  • He was not a sensualist, only a man keenly susceptible to female beauty, and this girl was.

  • It may lead, in the soul of the infidel or sensualist, to the idolatry of art.

  • The sensualist ideal, as seen in painting and sculpture, remains to be examined here.

  • He was vulgar, he was brutal, he was a sensualist in his desire for all that wealth could buy him.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • The conviction that came slowly—but surely—that he was a hypocrite, and a gross sensualist.

    Rose Clark Fanny Fern
  • He was no materialist or sensualist, but a spiritualist in the deepest sense.

    Ole Bull Sara C. Bull
Word Origin and History for sensualist
n.

1660s, from sensual + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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