Definitions of sensibility

  1. refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions; "cruelty offended his sensibility" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The quality or state of being sensible, or capable of sensation; capacity to feel or perceive. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The capacity of emotion or feeling, as distinguished from the intellect and the will; peculiar susceptibility of impression, pleasurable or painful; delicacy of feeling; quick emotion or sympathy; as, sensibility to pleasure or pain; sensibility to shame or praise; exquisite sensibility; -- often used in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Experience of sensation; actual feeling. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The state or quality of being quick to feel; as, sensibility to pain; fineness of feeling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. State or quality of being sensible: actual feeling: capacity of feeling: susceptibility: acuteness of feeling: delicacy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Quality of being sensible; capacity of feeling; tenderness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Power to feel; sensitiveness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Susceptibility of impressions, of sensation, or of feeling; delicacy of feeling, actual feeling; capacity of being sensitive or easily affected. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Acuteness of perception or emotion; delicacy of feeling; state of being easily affected or moved. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for sensibility

  1. He carried himself well and had the look of a soldier, his figure was finely proportioned, but his handsome face suggested sensibility rather than decision of character and his eyes were dreamy. – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  2. With respect to the intellect and sensibility of the Africans, it was pride only, which suggested a difference between them and ourselves. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson