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Synonyms for sensibility
ˌsɛn səˈbɪl ɪ tisen·si·bil·i·ty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sensibility

    Sensibility in the philosophical sense, denotes the capacity of emotion or feeling, as distinguished from the intellect and the will. (Compare synonyms for SENSATION.) In popular use sensibility denotes sometimes capacity of feeling of any kind; as, sensibility to heat or cold; sometimes, a peculiar readiness to be the subject of feeling, especially of the higher feelings; as, the sensibility of the artist or the poet; a person of great or fine sensibility. Sensitiveness denotes an especial delicacy of sensibility, ready to be excited by the slightest cause, as displayed, for instance, in the "sensitive-plant." Susceptibility is rather a capacity to take up, receive, and, as it were, to contain feeling, so that a person of great susceptibility is capable of being not only readily but deeply moved; sensitiveness is more superficial, susceptibility more pervading. Thus, in physics, the sensitiveness of a magnetic needle is the ease with which it may be deflected, as by another magnet; its susceptibility is the degree to which it can be magnetized by a given magnetic force or the amount of magnetism it will hold. So a person of great sensitiveness is quickly and keenly affected by any external influence, as by music, pathos, or ridicule, while a person of great susceptibility is not only touched, but moved to his inmost soul.

    Synonyms:
    feeling, impressibility, sensitiveness, susceptibility

    Antonyms:
    coldness, deadness, hardness, insensibility, numbness, unconsciousness

    Preposition:
    The sensibility of the organism to atmospheric changes.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sensibility

    Synonyms:
    susceptibility, delicacy, feeling, refinement, impressibleness, sensitiveness

    Antonyms:
    insensibility, insusceptibility, coarseness, unimpressibleness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sensibility, esthesia, aesthesianoun

    mental responsiveness and awareness

    Synonyms:
    aesthesia, sensitiveness, sensitivity, esthesia

    Antonyms:
    insensibility

  2. sensibilitynoun

    refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions

    "cruelty offended his sensibility"

    Synonyms:
    aesthesia, sensitiveness, sensitivity, esthesia

    Antonyms:
    insensibility

  3. sensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibilitynoun

    (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation

    "sensitivity to pain"

    Synonyms:
    sensitivity, sensitiveness, aesthesia, esthesia, predisposition

    Antonyms:
    insensibility

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sensibilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    feeling, sensitiveness

  2. sensibilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    delicacy of feeling, tender feeling, quick emotion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sensibilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    susceptibility, sensitiveness, delicacy, feeling, emotion

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sensibility":

    sensitivity, susceptibility, tenderness

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How to use sensibility in a sentence?

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    A cognitive orphan becomes deprived of straightforwardness and sensibility; it stays unsure, for how and what to demonstrate.

  2. Bryan Cranston:

    We were thinking of the right sensibility of the mom, she has to be a good actor, she has to have comic timing but have the deep well of emotions that this character needed. She is the glue that holds this family together. She’s the emotional center.

  3. Tamotsu Iba:

    Sony is like a ship that has set sail in the stormy weather of the electronics business, led by a captain who's using a flawed nautical map, he doesn't have the sensibility or intellect to notice it's wrong. Do board members, who should be in a position to supervise the captain, not notice? Are they tolerating it, not willing to point it out?

  4. Coleridge:

    It cannot but be injurious to the human mind never to be called into effort: the habit of receiving pleasure without any exertion of thought, by the mere excitement of curiosity, and sensibility, may be justly ranked among the worst effects of habitual novel-reading.

  5. Le Govic:

    At the end, what is important is the story and the sensibility of the photographer ... It's a mix between a good story, a good composition, photography, for me, is a sort of fresh air, a way to look at things differently. So I'm looking for that sort of feeling when I look at pictures.


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