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sensibility

sen·si·bil·i·ty

sensibility

 
pronunciation:
sen s bI lih ti
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: sensibilities
definition 1: the ability to feel, sense, or perceive.
synonyms:
perception, sentience
antonyms:
insensibility
definition 2: keenness of perception; appreciation.
synonyms:
acuity, discernment, insightfulness, perceptiveness
antonyms:
insensibility
similar words:
sensitivity
definition 3: (often pl.) the capacity for emotional response.
synonyms:
feeling, susceptibility
similar words:
sensitivity
definition 4: the capacity for refined aesthetic discrimination.
synonyms:
appreciation
similar words:
refinement
Word Parts
The word sensibility contains the following parts:
sens, sent Latin root that means to feel, to perceive
-ability, -ibility, -bility, -ubility Latin noun-forming suffix that means ability to do, be, or undergo
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All adjectives ending in "-able," "-ible," "-uble" and "-ble" can combine with the suffix "-ity" to form nouns ending in -ability , -ibility , -ubility , or -bility .