3. Devoted to the pleasures of sense and appetite; luxurious; voluptuous; lewd; libidinous.

No small part of virtue consists in abstaining from that wherein sensual men place their felicity.

4. Pertaining or peculiar to the philosophical doctrine of sensualism.

(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.

(Sen"su*al*ist), n. [CF. F. sensualiste.]

1. One who is sensual; one given to the indulgence of the appetites or senses as the means of happiness.

2. One who holds to the doctrine of sensualism.

(Sen`su*al*is"tic) a.

1. Sensual.

2. Adopting or teaching the doctrines of sensualism.

(Sen`su*al"i*ty) n. [CF. F. sensualité, L. sensualitas sensibility, capacity for sensation.] The quality or state of being sensual; devotedness to the gratification of the bodily appetites; free indulgence in carnal or sensual pleasures; luxuriousness; voluptuousness; lewdness.

Those pampered animals
That rage in savage sensuality.

They avoid dress, lest they should have affections tainted by any sensuality.

(Sen`su*al*i*za"tion) n. The act of sensualizing, or the state of being sensualized.

(Sen"su*al*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sensualized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sensualizing ] To make sensual; to subject to the love of sensual pleasure; to debase by carnal gratifications; to carnalize; as, sensualized by pleasure. Pope.

By the neglect of prayer, the thoughts are sensualized.
T. H. Skinner.

(Sen"su*al*ly), adv. In a sensual manner.

(Sen"su*al*ness), n. Sensuality; fleshliness.

(Sen"su*ism) n. Sensualism.

(Sen`su*os"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being sensuous; sensuousness. [R.]

(Sen"su*ous) a.

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