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ˈsɛn ʃəntsen·tient

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sentient, animateadjective

    endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness

    "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence

  2. sentientadjective

    consciously perceiving

    "sentient of the intolerable load"; "a boy so sentient of his surroundings"- W.A.White

Wiktionary

  1. sentientnoun

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

    Etymology: From sentiens, present active participle of sentio.

  2. sentientadjective

    Conscious or aware.

    Etymology: From sentiens, present active participle of sentio.

  3. sentientadjective

    Experiencing sensation or feeling.

    Etymology: From sentiens, present active participle of sentio.

  4. sentientadjective

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

    Etymology: From sentiens, present active participle of sentio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sentientadjective

    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

    Etymology: [L. sentiens, -entis, p. pr. of sentire to discern or perceive by the senses. See Sense.]

  2. Sentientnoun

    one who has the faculty of perception; a sentient being

    Etymology: [L. sentiens, -entis, p. pr. of sentire to discern or perceive by the senses. See Sense.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sentient

    sen′shi-ent, adj. discerning by the senses: having the faculty of perception and sensation: (phys.) noting those parts which on stimulation give rise to sensation.—n. the mind as capable of feeling.—ns Sen′tience, Sen′tiency.—adv. Sen′tiently, in a sentient or perceptive manner.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sentient in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sentient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of sentient in a Sentence

  1. Oliver Sacks:

    I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”

  2. Williams Grey:

    Reducing a beautiful, sentient whale to an ingredient on the side of a beer bottle is about as immoral and outrageous as it is possible to get, the brewery may claim that this is just a novelty product with a short shelf life, but what price the life of an endangered whale which might have lived to be 90 years?

  3. Patrick Pendville:

    I totally refuse (that) name, i eagerly wait for when a pet is considered to be sentient and not an expired common commodity when it dies.

  4. Oliver Sacks:

    There will be no one like us when we are gone, but then there is no one like anyone else, ever. When people die, they cannot be replaced. They leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate—the genetic and neural fate—of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death. I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.

  5. Ruth Whippman:

    It's not that women never judge. We wouldn't be sentient beings if we didn't. But it isn't the widespread experience it is made out to be.

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