(Sense) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sensed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sensing.] To perceive by the senses; to
recognize. [Obs. or Colloq.]
Is he sure that objects are not otherwise sensed by others than they are by him?Glanvill.
(Sense"ful) a. Full of sense, meaning, or reason; reasonable; judicious. [R.] "Senseful speech."
Spenser. "Men, otherwise senseful and ingenious." Norris.
(Sense"less), a. Destitute of, deficient in, or contrary to, sense; without sensibility or feeling; unconscious; stupid; foolish; unwise; unreasonable.
You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things.Shak.
The ears are senseless that should give us hearing.Shak.
The senseless grave feels not your pious sorrows.Rowe.
They were a senseless, stupid race.Swift.
They would repent this their senseless perverseness when it would be too late.Clarendon.
- Sense"less*ly, adv. Sense"less*ness, n.
(Sen`si*bil"i*ty) n.; pl. Sensibilities [Cf. F. sensibilité, LL. sensibilitas.]
1. (Physiol.) The quality or state of being sensible, or capable of sensation; capacity to feel or perceive.
2. 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. "Sensibilities
so fine!" Cowper.
The true lawgiver ought to have a heart full of sensibility.Burke.
His sensibilities seem rather to have been those of patriotism than of wounded pride.Marshall.
3. Experience of sensation; actual feeling.
This adds greatly to my sensibility.Burke.
4. 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.
Syn. Taste; susceptibility; feeling. See Taste.
(Sen"si*ble) a. [F., fr. L. sensibilis, fr. sensus sense.]
1. Capable of being perceived by the senses; apprehensible through the bodily organs; hence, also, perceptible
to the mind; making an impression upon the sense, reason, or understanding; heat; sensible resistance.
Air is sensible to the touch by its motion.Arbuthnot.
The disgrace was more sensible than the pain.Sir W. Temple.
Any very sensible effect upon the prices of things.A. Smith.