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English noun: sensibility

1. sensibility (cognition) mental responsiveness and awareness

Synonymsaesthesia, esthesia

Broader (hypernym)consciousness


2. sensibility (feeling) refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions

SamplesCruelty offended his sensibility.

Broader (hypernym)sensitiveness, sensitivity

Narrower (hyponym)insight, perceptiveness, perceptivity, sensuousness

3. sensibility (cognition) (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation

SamplesSensitivity to pain.

Synonymssensitiveness, sensitivity

Broader (hypernym)sensation, sense, sensory faculty, sentience, sentiency

Narrower (hyponym)acuteness, exteroception, hypersensitivity, interoception, photosensitivity, radiosensitivity, reactivity, responsiveness

Domain categoryphysiology

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