Spellcheck.net

Definitions of sensibility

  1. refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions; "cruelty offended his sensibility" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; "sensitivity to pain" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. mental responsiveness and awareness Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The quality or state of being sensible, or capable of sensation; capacity to feel or perceive. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. Experience of sensation; actual feeling. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That quality of an instrument which makes it indicate very slight changes of condition; delicacy; as, the sensibility of a balance, or of a thermometer. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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.
  9. The consciousness of sensation, the capability of perceiving sensible stimuli; sensation. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. State in which one is aware of sensation. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  11. 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.
  12. Quality of being sensible; capacity of feeling; tenderness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Power to feel; sensitiveness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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. dictgcide_fs
  17. The faculty of receiving and transmitting impressions, and having the consciousness of them. It thus includes three secondary properties, impressibility, (F.) impressionability, transmissibility, and perceptibility. Bichat defines it as the property possessed by living bodies, of receiving impressions, whether the individual be conscious of them or not. In the former case, where conscious, he calls the sensibility animal: in the latter, where not, he terms it organic. This last is common to vegetables and animals, and presides over nutrition, absorption, exhalation, secretion, &c. The other does not exist in vegetables: it is the origin of the sensations-olfaction, vision, gustation, audition, thirst, hunger, pain, &c. There are few parts of the animal body, but what are sensible- if not in health-in disease. The free extremities of the hair and nails, and the epidermis, are not so. See Insensibility. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  18. Capacity for feeling or perception; ability to feel; of a sense-organ, nerve, or nerve-centre, ability to receive and transmit a stimulus. Recurrent s., see Recurrent. na
  19. Capacity to feel (skin lost its s.); exceptional openness to emotional impressions (sense& s.), delicacy of feeling, susceptibility (s. to kindness &c.), over-sensitiveness, (pl.) susceptibility in various directions. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. Capacity for perception or feeling. American pocket medical dictionary.
  21. The capacity of receiving sensations or impressions; the power of feeling. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  22. n. [French ] Quality or condition of being sensible; capacity to feel or perceive the capacity of the soul to exercise or to be the subject of emotion or feeling, as distinguished from the intellect and the will; also, the capacity for any specific feeling or emotion acuteness of sensation or of perception ; quick emotion or sympathy; — that quality of an instrument which makes it indicate very slight changes of condition; delicacy. Cabinet Dictionary
X