sensibility, esthesia, aesthesia(noun)
mental responsiveness and awareness
refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions
"cruelty offended his sensibility"
sensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibility(noun)
(physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
"sensitivity to pain"
The ability to sense, feel or perceive; especially to be sensitive to the feelings of another
An acute awareness or feeling
the quality or state of being sensible, or capable of sensation; capacity to feel or perceive
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
experience of sensation; actual feeling
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
Sensibility refers to an acute perception of or responsiveness toward something, such as the emotions of another. This concept emerged in eighteenth-century Britain, and was closely associated with studies of sense perception as the means through which knowledge is gathered. It also became associated with sentimental moral philosophy. One of the first of such texts would be John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding, where he says, "I conceive that Ideas in the Understanding, are coeval with Sensation; which is such an Impression or Motion, made in some part of the Body, as makes it be taken notice of in the Understanding." George Cheyne and other medical writers wrote of "The English Malady," also called "hysteria" in women or "hypochondria" in men, a condition with symptoms that closely resemble the modern diagnosis of clinical depression. Cheyne considered this malady to be the result of over-taxed nerves. At the same time, theorists asserted that individuals who had ultra-sensitive nerves would have keener senses, and thus be more aware of beauty and moral truth. Thus, while it was considered a physical and/or emotional fragility, sensibility was also widely perceived as a virtue.
The numerical value of sensibility in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of sensibility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Too much sensibility creates unhappiness too much insensibility leads to crime.
The sensibility of man to trifles, and his insensibility to great things, indicates a strange inversion.
Cats are notoriously sore losers. Coming in second best, especially to someone as poorly coordinated as a human being, grates their sensibility.
The wise determine from the gravity of the case the irritable, from sensibility to oppression the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands.
Their sensibility and their work ethic is absolutely extraordinary. When they return to China, the influence they're going to have in the next decade, the next generation, is going to be huge.
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