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.Atterbury.
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.
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 animalsShak.
That rage in savage sensuality.
They avoid dress, lest they should have affections tainted by any sensuality.Addison.
(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.]