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sensibility

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noun, sen·si·bil·i·ty \ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Simple Definition of sensibility

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sensibility

plural sensibilities

  1. 1 :  ability to receive sensations :  sensitiveness <tactile sensibility>

  2. 2 :  peculiar susceptibility to a pleasurable or painful impression (as from praise or a slight) —often used in plural

  3. 3 :  awareness of and responsiveness toward something (as emotion in another)

  4. 4 :  refined or excessive sensitiveness in emotion and taste with especial responsiveness to the pathetic

Examples of sensibility in a sentence

  1. The writer is remembered most for his sensibility.

  2. She's a woman of poetic sensibility.



15th Century

First Known Use of sensibility

15th century


SENSIBILITY Defined for Kids

sensibility

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noun sen·si·bil·i·ty \ˌsen-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Definition of sensibility for Students

plural sensibilities

  1. 1 :  the ability to receive or feel sensations

  2. 2 :  the ability to feel and understand emotions




Medical Dictionary

sensibility

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noun sen·si·bil·i·ty \ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of sensibility

plural sensibilities

  1. 1:  ability to receive sensations <sensibility to pain>

  2. 2:  awareness of and responsiveness toward something (as emotion in another)





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