Definition of Sentient

1. Adjective. Endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness. "The living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"

Exact synonyms: Animate
Attributes: Sentience
Similar to: Sensate
Derivative terms: Animateness, Sentience
Antonyms: Insentient



2. Adjective. Consciously perceiving. "A boy so sentient of his surroundings"
Similar to: Conscious
Derivative terms: Sentience, Sentience, Sentiency

Definition of Sentient

1. a. Having a faculty, or faculties, of sensation and perception. Specif. (Physiol.), especially sensitive; as, the sentient extremities of nerves, which terminate in the various organs or tissues.

2. n. One who has the faculty of perception; a sentient being.

Definition of Sentient

1. Adjective. Conscious or aware. ¹

2. Adjective. Experiencing sensation or feeling. ¹

3. Adjective. (Primarily in Science Fiction) Possessing human-like intelligence. ¹

4. Noun. Lifeform with the capability to feel sensation, such as pain. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sentient

1. a person or thing capable of sensation [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sentient

1. Having a faculty, or faculties, of sensation and perception. Specif. Especially sensitive; as, the sentient extremities of nerves, which terminate in the various organs or tissues. Origin: L. Sentiens, -entis, p. Pr. Of sentire to discern or perceive by the senses. See Sense. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sentient

sententiosities
sententiosity
sententious
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sententiousness
senteries
sentery
sentest
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senticous
sentics
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sentiences
sentiencies
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sentient (current term)
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sentimental value
sentimentalisation
sentimentalisations
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sentimentalised
sentimentaliser
sentimentalisers
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sentimentalism

Literary usage of Sentient

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1. Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind by Thomas Brown, David Welsh (1860)
"If our consciousness were to he trusted, as to the indivisibility of the sentient principle, it would scarcely be necessary to make any inquiry beyond it. ..."

2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"sentient. SENSO'HIAL POW'ER, according to Dr. Wilson Philip, is composed of the two ... The common centra of sensations. SENSORY, Sensorium. sentient. ..."

3. Elements of Mental Philosophy by Thomas Cogswell Upham, Dugald Stewart (1831)
"form, may be considered as included under the epithet sentient. ... OJ the general division of Ihe sentient slates of the mind into emotions and desires. ..."

4. Empirical Psychology: Or, The Science of Mind from Experience by Laurens Perseus Hickok, Julius Hawley Seelye (1893)
"Man participates in a sentient, psychical, and rational existence, ... There will consequently be occasion for the distinctions of the sentient, ..."

5. The Christian View of God and the World as Centring in the Incarnation by James Orr (1893)
"When we rise to animal life, the problem does appear, for (.2) sentient here we have sentiency and suffering. Yet abstracting for a (i"""iaf]- moment from ..."

6. Elements of Physiology by Anthelme Richerand (1819)
"„Involuntary and sentient. The cause of this last modification of contractility, appears to depend on the peculiar organization of the system of the great ..."

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