Definition of 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 in a sentence
The writer is remembered most for his sensibility.
She's a woman of poetic sensibility.
First Known Use of sensibility
SENSIBILITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sensibility for English Language Learners
: 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
SENSIBILITY Defined for Kids
Definition of sensibility for Students
1 : the ability to receive or feel sensations
2 : the ability to feel and understand emotions
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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