The definition of Epicurean is followers of the philosopher Epicurus, who encouraged avoidance of pain and rejected the idea that the Gods were involved with human life, or it is someone devoted to the enjoyment of food and drink.
Extreme indulgence of one's appetites, esp. for sensual pleasure; dissipation
, expressing less censure, stresses these appetites and their gratification as natural to the flesh fleshly frailty See also syn. study at sensuous.
implies relation to the body or flesh as the seat of basic physical appetites, now esp. sexual appetites, and usually stresses absence of intellectual or moral influence carnal pleasures
is applied to the physical nature of humankind as distinguished from intellectual and spiritual nature, and now often does not carry a derogatory implication animal appetites, sheer animal courage
stresses relation to or preoccupation with gratifying the bodily senses and may imply grossness or lewdness sensual lips
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Her fingers caressed his bare forearms, the sensual touch increasing her pulse.
His will-power had early been undermined by the opium habit, and was further weakened by the sensual excesses that ultimately killed him.
She backed out of the sensual room and returned to the living area.
The aim is not self-destruction, but self-preservation; and yet the ethics of Manichaeism appears in point of fact as thoroughly ascetic. The Manichaean had, above all, to refrain from sensual enjoyment, shutting himself up against it by three seals - the signaculum oris, manus and sinus.
"The Hindu mind," he remarks, "is essentially speculative and transcendental; it will never consent to be shut up in the prison of sensual experience, for it has grasped and holds firmly the central idea that all things are manifestations of some power outside phenomena.