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Definition of Sensibility

Sensibility

  1. 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.
  3. Experience of sensation; actual feeling.
  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.

Sensibility Quotations

Art is pattern informed by sensibility.
Herbert Read

I wanted to make an image for myself as an outlaw type. A kind of rock 'n' roll sensibility.
Nicolas Cage

Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
William Tecumseh Sherman

I don't think I'm morbid by nature. Serious writers have always written about serious subjects. Lighthearted material doesn't appeal to me, and I don't read it. I think I'm a realist, with a realistic sensibility of history and the tragedy of history.
Joyce Carol Oates

If you have a little sensibility or a heart, you have all the reason to be depressed once in a while. But the depression is like a motor for creation. I need a little bit of depression, a bit of acid in my stomach, to be able to create. When I'm happy, I just want to dance.
Marjane Satrapi
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