Definition of sensualism in US English:

sensualism

noun

  • See sensual

    • ‘These teens manifest a conspicuous sensualism and seek to push the pedal on life's enjoyments to the max.’
    • ‘A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.’
    • ‘Even in the Islam of the most ascetic desert Muslims there is a strand of sensualism: even renunciation is desired because of its immediate or eventual material bounty.’
    • ‘After the 1960s, architects rejected functionality for illusion and sensualism, focusing on architecture as structures in which individuals ‘participate’.’
    • ‘I love Whole Foods because it presents itself as a feast of sensualism, rather than dour vegetarianism or consumerism.’

Pronunciation

sensualism

/ˈsɛn(t)ʃ(u)əˌlɪzəm//ˈsen(t)SH(o͞o)əˌlizəm/