sensualist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sensualist a person who enjoys sensuality
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sensualist One who holds to the doctrine of sensualism.
    • Sensualist One who is sensual; one given to the indulgence of the appetites or senses as the means of happiness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sensualist A person given to the indulgence of the appetites or senses; one who places his chief happiness in carnal pleasures.
    • n sensualist One who holds the sensual theory in philosophy; a sensationalist. Also sensuist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sensualist one given to sensualism or sensual indulgence: a debauchee: a believer in the doctrine of sensualism
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Quotations

  • Christian Nevell Bovee
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    “The body of a sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
CF. F. sensualiste,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sensussentīre, to feel.

Usage

In literature:

You will become a heartless libertine, a selfish sensualist.
"Dr. Dumany's Wife" by Mór Jókai
He is a sensualist from the moment that he takes up the book of magic and ponders over what it may bring him.
"The Growth of English Drama" by Arnold Wynne
Sensualist, the, v, 235.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Louis the Fifteenth, another God-defying, self-adoring sensualist.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
For him there was an empty future: for her marriage with a coldly selfish sensualist who called his greed piety.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
It may lead, in the soul of the infidel or sensualist, to the idolatry of art.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 1, July, 1863" by Various
To see a man eat sensually is to know how great a sensualist he is.
"No Animal Food" by Rupert H. Wheldon
He was a sensualist in all ways, but a great and self- educated scholar.
"The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)" by Charles C. F. Greville
He was not a sensualist, only a man keenly susceptible to female beauty, and this girl was.
"The Ebbing Of The Tide" by Louis Becke
From that instant it addresses the sensualist and the idler.
"On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
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In poetry:

No friendship will abide the test,
That stands on sordid interest,
Or mean self-love erected;
Nor such as may awhile subsist
Between the sot and sensualist,
For vicious ends connected.
"Friendship" by William Cowper

In news:

Peter Copping, the artistic director of Nina Ricci, is a sensualist.
THE SENSUALIST By Barbara Hodgson.
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