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sensualism (n.)

1803, "the philosophical doctrine that the senses are the sole source of knowledge," from sensual + -ism. From 1813 as "addiction to sensual indulgence."

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Definitions of sensualism from WordNet

sensualism (n.)
desire for sensual pleasures;
Synonyms: sensuality / sensualness
sensualism (n.)
(philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good;
Synonyms: sensationalism
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