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sen·su·al

(sen'shū-ăl),
1. Relating to the body and the senses, as distinguished from the intellect or spirit.
2. Denoting bodily or sensory pleasure, not necessarily sexual.
[L. sensualis, endowed with feeling]

sensual

[sen′sho̅o̅·əl]
Etymology: L, sensualis
pertaining to a great interest in sex, food, or other sense-satisfying topics.

sen·su·al

(sen'shū-ăl)
1. Relating to the body and the senses, as distinguished from the intellect or spirit.
2. Denoting bodily or sensory pleasure, not necessarily sexual.
[L. sensualis, endowed with feeling]

sen·su·al

(sen'shū-ăl)
1. Relating to the body and the senses, as distinguished from the intellect or spirit.
2. Denoting bodily or sensory pleasure, not necessarily sexual.
[L. sensualis, endowed with feeling]
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The sensualists, by contrast, claim that the human soul has a moral sentiment, which does not rely on reason in any way.
Moreover, these boundaries point to the broader discourses in the framework of which Lessing investigates tragedy's effect: only if one understands the reason that is offered to explain the exclusiveness of pity as a tragic passion can one be led to the epistemological background of Mitleidsdramaturgie; and only if one sees the precise problem Lessing and Mendelssohn argue about can the ethical debate between sensualists and rationalists be revealed.
In passages like this, Friskics-Warren reveals not only a particular musician's temperament--empathetic, sensualist, dystopian, prophet--but the very nature of the temperament itself.
Robinson, 1; she refers to Rousseau and writers of conduct books for women as "philosophical sensualists.
The weak enervated women who particularly catch the attention of libertines, are unfit mothers, though they may conceive; so that the rich sensualist, who has rioted among women, spreading depravity and misery, when he wishes to perpetuate his name, receives from his wife only an half-formed being that inherits both its father's and mother's weakness.
It creates language sensualists and tricksters who utilize sexuality and ambiguous and questionable language characteristics in their speech.
7 to 10: You've got what it takes to be a sensualist except you're just a bit too self-conscious to really let yourself go.
In this disturbing and intelligent book, Zygmunt Bauman has provided perhaps the best exegesis to date on Weber's characterization of the modal self of the Western twentieth century: "Specialists without spirit, sensualists without heart; this nullity imagines that it has attained a level of civilization never before achieved" (Weber, 1958: 182).
Our inner sensualists, however, know this not to be so--which partly explains the seemingly incongruous marriages between car companies and fashion houses.
The power of hares, those avid, perfumed sensualists, is always contingent, always dependent on male admiration, on competition and vanquishment of perceived female rivals.
For of the last stage of this cultural development, it might well be truly said: `Specialists without spirit, sensualists without heart; this nullity imagines that it has attained a level of civilization never before achieved.