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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sensibility

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

    Antonyms:
    insensibility, insusceptibility, coarseness, unimpressibleness

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sensibilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    feeling, sensitiveness

  2. sensibilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    delicacy of feeling, tender feeling, quick emotion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sensibilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    susceptibility, sensitiveness, delicacy, feeling, emotion

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "sensibility":

    sensitivity, susceptibility, tenderness

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How to use sensibility in a sentence?

  1. William Ellery Channing:

    No man receives the full culture of a man in whom the sensibility to the beautiful is not cherished; and there is no condition of life from which it should be excluded. Of all luxuries this is the cheapest, and the most at hand, and most important to those conditions where coarse labor tends to give grossness to the mind.

  2. Bill Murray:

    You know what I always thought was funny as a little kid isn't necessarily the same as what's funny now. Things change and the times change, so it's important for me to figure it out, i think the most important thing is that it's best for the other person. I thought about and that it's not best for the other person, doesn't matter what happens for me. And that gave me a great deal of comfort and relaxation because your brain doesn't operate well when you're in the unknown, when you're thinking like,' well, how can I be so... how can I misperceive ? How can I be so inaccurate and so insensitive,' when you think you're being sensitive to some sensibility that you've had for a long time.

  3. Reverend Sean Parker Dennison, Ministrare, 2-10-05:

    The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not wantonly destroy.

  4. 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?

  5. Saul Williams:

    To me, that's what made them iconic — that they had touched on the pulse of something that, in turn, harmonized... the human sensibility and allowed us to empathize beyond our own personal experience.


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