- a person given to the indulgence of the senses or appetites.
- a person who holds the doctrine of sensationalism.
Origin of sensualist
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Examples from the Web for sensualist
Fitzgerald was a romantic but not a sensualist, a limitation in his writing he acknowledged.The Great Gatsby: Book Versus Movie
May 10, 2013
Here is what I always loved about him: he was contemplative, playful, curious, generous, and a sensualist with style.Larry Sultan's California Dreams
December 17, 2009
To see a man eat sensually is to know how great a sensualist he is.No Animal Food
Rupert H. Wheldon
The sensualist has brutified the seraphic nature with which he was endowed.Deerbrook
He was a sensualist in all ways, but a great and self-educated scholar.The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)
Charles C. F. Greville
She was no sensualist, longing to drowse sleepily in the lap of luxury.Sister Carrie
It may lead, in the soul of the infidel or sensualist, to the idolatry of art.
Word Origin and History for sensualist
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