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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.
The sensibility of the organism to atmospheric changes.
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sensibility, esthesia, aesthesianoun
mental responsiveness and awareness
refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions
"cruelty offended his sensibility"
sensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibilitynoun
(physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
"sensitivity to pain"
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He respected the codes and the heritage of Louis Vuitton, which is very important for a house of this nature, but he infused his own sensibility and his own DNA into what we saw.
Apple has notably been targeting the fashion world leading up to its launch, but the watch still has an inherently tech focused sensibility, the tech world and the watch world are very different.
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.
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?
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.
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