Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being carnal; carnality; sensualism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being carnal; carnality; sensualism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Carnality; the indulgence of carnal appetites.

Etymologies

carnal +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Am listening to (these songs have nothing to do with my current state of carnalism):

    natinski Diary Entry

  • If carnalism could furnish content, one would think George would have found it.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10

  • Papias, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, and Cyprian, among the earliest Fathers, all held the doctrine of a millennial kingdom on earth; not till millennial views degenerated into gross carnalism was this doctrine abandoned. that he should deceive -- so A.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • What remembrances come to me, looking backward to this period of our terrific national carnalism!

    T. De Witt Talmage As I Knew Him

  • I have thought it well thus to preface what I have to say about these masters, partly because critics of the modern stamp, trusting more to their subjective impressions than to authoritative records, have painted the moral characters of Guido and Domenichino in lurid colors, and also because there is certainly something in their work which leaves a painful memory of unhealthy sentiment, impassiveness to pain, and polished carnalism on the mind.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2 The Catholic Reaction

  • But this confounding of profane with sacred, of the rudest carnalism with a mystic tendency -- "

    The Argonauts

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