Definition of sensualist in US English:



  • A person devoted to physical, especially sexual, pleasure.

    ‘a dedicated sensualist’
    • ‘We are a people who in equal parts are adventurers, skilled craftspeople, hedonists, sensualists, survivalists, and environmentalists.’
    • ‘Kepesh is cold, even in his pleasures; he is extraordinarily cerebral for a sensualist.’
    • ‘The populace think that your rejection of popular standards is a rejection of all standard, and mere antinomianism; and the bold sensualist will use the name of philosophy to gild his crimes.’
    • ‘A sensualist to the end, he is charting his last few minutes on earth, or at least the last few that anyone can be certain of, making sure that the nation's death industry will not spoil this, the experience of a lifetime.’
    • ‘He is that strange thing, a sensualist of crisis.’
    hedonist, pleasure lover, pleasure seeker, sybarite, voluptuary
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