[ US /ˌsɛnsɪˈbɪɫɪti/ ]
[ UK /sˌɛnsəbˈɪlɪti/ ]
[ UK /sˌɛnsəbˈɪlɪti/ ]
- mental responsiveness and awareness
refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions
cruelty offended his sensibility
(physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
sensitivity to pain
How To Use sensibility In A Sentence
- I see his sensibility as basically that of an earlier age: he is a chivalric knight devoted to his lady; this devotion is like that of a medieval Christian who lives in the world yet profoundly venerates the Virgin Mary. Sena Jeter Naslund - An interview with author
- _ When a scirrhus affects any gland of no great extent or sensibility, it is, after a long period of time, liable to suppurate without inducing fever, like the indolent tumors of the conglobate or lymphatic glands above mentioned; whence collections of matter are often found after death both in men and other animals; as in the liver of swine, which have been fed with the grounds of fermented mixtures in the distilleries. Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life
- In particular I became aware of an increasing callousness or defect of sensibility in the stomach, and this I imagined might imply a scirrhous state of that organ either formed or forming. The Opium Habit
- San Martin, with whom Guevara is compared by some, led his racially and culturally diverse army with much greater sensibility.
- We may then sum up by saying that Lord Byron generally established on an impregnable rock, guarded by unbending principles, those great virtues to which principles are essential; but that, after making these treasures secure -- for treasures they are to the man of honor and worth -- once having placed them beyond the reach of sensibility and sentiment, he may sometimes have allowed the _lesser virtues_ (within ordinary bonds) such indulgence as flowed from his kindly nature, and such as his youth rendered natural to a feeling heart and ardent imagination. Lord Byron jugé par les témoins de sa vie. English
- But these pleasures are subsidiary to those afforded by James's sensibility, which transforms the squalor and pettiness of crime into the grandeur of desolation.
- While MGM’s stuff reveled in schmaltz, Warners piled on the panache with a distinctly modern sensibility. 2008 August : Scrubbles.net
- From the first moment we spoke I knew you were a girl with great sensibility, and I admire you very much.
- And it is certainly true that he often exaggerates, or at any rate misdescribes, some of the contrasts he discerns between medieval and Lutheran religious sensibility.
- In earlier work she delivered photomontages that rewrote the creation myth to suit a lesbian sensibility.