sensualism

[ sen-shoo-uh-liz-uh m ]
/ ˈsɛn ʃu əˌlɪz əm /

noun

subjection to sensual appetites; sensuality.
Philosophy. sensationalism(def 3).

Origin of sensualism

First recorded in 1795–1805; sensual + -ism

Related forms

hy·per·sen·su·al·ism, noun
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sensualism

/ (ˈsɛnsjʊəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

the quality or state of being sensual
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