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Meaning of SENSUALISM

Pronunciation:  'senshoou`lizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
  2. [n]  desire for sensual pleasures
 

SENSUALISM is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: sensationalism, sensuality, sensualness
 
 See Also: concupiscence, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory, physical attraction, sexual desire

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sen"su*al*ism\, n. [Cf. F. sensualisme.]
1. The condition or character of one who is sensual;
   subjection to sensual feelings and appetite; sensuality.

2. (Philos.) The doctrine that all our ideas, or the
   operations of the understanding, not only originate in
   sensation, but are transformed sensations, copies or
   relics of sensations; sensationalism; sensism.

3. (Ethics) The regarding of the gratification of the senses
   as the highest good. --Krauth-Fleming.

 

 

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