Sen"su*al*ism (?), n. [Cf. F. sensualisme.]


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.



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