sensibility

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

sen·si·bil·i·ty

noun \ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\

: the kinds of feelings that you have when you hear, see, read, or think about something

: the kinds of feelings that a certain type of person tends to have

: the ability to feel and understand emotions

plural sen·si·bil·i·ties

Full Definition of SENSIBILITY

1
:  ability to receive sensations :  sensitiveness <tactile sensibility>
2
:  peculiar susceptibility to a pleasurable or painful impression (as from praise or a slight) —often used in plural
3
:  awareness of and responsiveness toward something (as emotion in another)
4
:  refined or excessive sensitiveness in emotion and taste with especial responsiveness to the pathetic

Examples of SENSIBILITY

  1. The writer is remembered most for his sensibility.
  2. She's a woman of poetic sensibility.

First Known Use of SENSIBILITY

15th century

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sen·si·bil·i·ty

noun \ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sen·si·bil·i·ties

Medical Definition of SENSIBILITY

1
: ability to receive sensations <sensibility to pain>
2
: awareness of and responsiveness toward something (as emotion in another)

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