from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The ability to feel or perceive.
- n. Keen intellectual perception: the sensibility of a painter to color.
- n. Mental or emotional responsiveness toward something, such as the feelings of another.
- n. Receptiveness to impression, whether pleasant or unpleasant; acuteness of feeling. Often used in the plural: "The sufferings of the Cuban people shocked our sensibilities” ( George F. Kennan).
- n. Refined awareness and appreciation in matters of feeling.
- n. The quality of being affected by changes in the environment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The ability to sense, feel or perceive; especially to be sensitive to the feelings of another
- n. An acute awareness or feeling
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being sensible, or capable of sensation; capacity to feel or perceive.
- n. The capacity of emotion or feeling, as distinguished from the intellect and the will; peculiar susceptibility of impression, pleasurable or painful; delicacy of feeling; quick emotion or sympathy; ; -- often used in the plural.
- n. Experience of sensation; actual feeling.
- n. That quality of an instrument which makes it indicate very slight changes of condition; delicacy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or property of being sensible or capable of sensation; capability of sensation.
- n. Mental receptivity or susceptibility in general.
- n. Specifically, the capacity of exercising or being the subject of emotion or feeling in a restricted sense; capacity for the higher or more refined feelings.
- n. In a still narrower sense, peculiar susceptibility of impression, pleasurable or painful; unusual delicacy or keenness of feeling; quick emotion or sympathy; sensitiveness: in this sense used frequently in the plural.
- n. The property, as in an instrument, of responding quickly to very slight changes of condition; delicacy; sensitiveness (the better word in this use).
- n. Sensation.
- n. Feeling; appreciation; sense; realization.
- n. Synonyms and Taste, Sensibility. See taste.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
- n. refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions
- n. mental responsiveness and awareness
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