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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sen-shoo-uh-list]
    • /ˈsɛn ʃu ə lɪst/
    • /ˈsensjʊəlɪst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sen-shoo-uh-list]
    • /ˈsɛn ʃu ə lɪst/

Definitions of sensualist word

  • noun sensualist a person given to the indulgence of the senses or appetites. 1
  • noun sensualist a person who holds the doctrine of sensationalism. 1

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Origin of sensualist

First appearance:

before 1655
One of the 46% oldest English words
First recorded in 1655-65; sensual + -ist

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Parts of speech for Sensualist


sensualist popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

sensualist usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for sensualist

noun sensualist

  • cyprian — of or relating to Cyprus
  • debauchee — a man who leads a life of reckless drinking, promiscuity, and self-indulgence
  • foodie — a person keenly interested in food, especially in eating or cooking.
  • glutton — the wolverine, Gulo gulo, of Europe.
  • gorger — a narrow cleft with steep, rocky walls, especially one through which a stream runs.

adjective sensualist

  • epicurean — Of or concerning Epicurus or his ideas.
  • gourmet — a connoisseur of fine food and drink; epicure.

Top questions with sensualist

  • what is a sensualist?

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