Definition of Sensibility

1. Noun. Mental responsiveness and awareness.

Exact synonyms: Aesthesia, Esthesia
Generic synonyms: Consciousness
Antonyms: Insensibility
Derivative terms: Sensible



2. Noun. Refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions. "Cruelty offended his sensibility"
Generic synonyms: Sensitiveness, Sensitivity
Specialized synonyms: Insight, Perceptiveness, Perceptivity, Sensuousness

3. Noun. (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation. "Sensitivity to pain"

Definition of Sensibility

1. n. The quality or state of being sensible, or capable of sensation; capacity to feel or perceive.

Definition of Sensibility

1. Noun. The ability to sense, feel or perceive; especially to be sensitive to the feelings of another ¹

2. Noun. (chiefly in the plural) An acute awareness or feeling ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sensibility

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Medical Definition of Sensibility

1. Origin: Cf. F. Sensibilite, LL. Sensibilitas. 1. The quality or state of being sensible, or capable of sensation; capacity to feel or perceive. 2. 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; as, sensibility to pleasure or pain; sensibility to shame or praise; exquisite sensibility; often used in the plural. "Sensibilities so fine!" "The true lawgiver ought to have a heart full of sensibility." (Burke) "His sensibilities seem rather to have been those of patriotism than of wounded pride." (Marshall) 3. Experience of sensation; actual feeling. "This adds greatly to my sensibility." (Burke) 4. That quality of an instrument which makes it indicate very slight changes of condition; delicacy; as, the sensibility of a balance, or of a thermometer. Synonym: Taste, susceptibility, feeling. See Taste. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sensibility

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sensemaking
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senses
senses of humor
senses of humour
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sensibility (current term)
sensibilization
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Literary usage of Sensibility

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1900)
"sensibility TO PAIN. By EDGAR JAMES SWIFT, State Normal School, Stevens Point, Wis. ... In order to find the effect of mental fatigue on sensibility to 1 ..."

2. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1896)
"ON INDIVIDUAL sensibility TO PAIN.1 BY DR. HAROLD GRIPPING. The relative sensibility of individuals to pain is a problem of practical as well as theoretical ..."

3. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Str├╝mpell (1901)
"The disturbances of sensibility usually appear to a marked degree only in the ... Slight diminution of sensibility is often to be made out early on careful ..."

4. Smithsonian Physical Tables by Smithsonian Institution, Frederick Eugene Fowle (1916)
"The sensibility is approximately proportional to the intensity over a ... sensibility to Small Differences In Intensity measured as a Fraction of the Whole. ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"Instead of a diminishing of sensibility when a nerve is divided what really happens is a loss of some kinds of sensibility while others are retained. ..."

6. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1905)
"Instead of a diminishing of sensibility when a nerve is divided what really happens is a loss of some kinds of sensibility while others are retained. ..."

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