noun, plural sen·si·bil·i·ties.
- sensible horizon,
- sensible perspiration,
Origin of sensibility
Examples from the Web for sensibility
Hitchcock's sensibility was being shaped by the German Expressionist masters.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How did your favorite short story writers shape your sensibility?
The sensibility about female characters is different than it was.The ‘Maleficent’ Screenwriter Also Wrote ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’|Kevin Fallon|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He brought a sensibility to late-night TV that nobody else had anywhere in the broadcast day.
“Obviously I hire people who fit the sensibility,” Griffin says.Banter With The Beast: MSNBC’s Head Honcho Phil Griffin on Admiring Roger Ailes and More|Lloyd Grove|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ordinary course of our present existence gives us a sensibility like that of a raw wound, aware of the least breath.Letters of a Soldier|Anonymous
The boy's character was a compound of sensibility and hard rebelliousness, virility and introspection.The Red and the Black|Stendhal
Sensibility falls within reason in virtue of the a priori forms which it contains.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
What impossible blending of heat and prudence, of courage and of sensibility, of genius and of grace!Beaumarchais and the War of American Independence Vol. 1 of 2|Elizabeth S. Kite
The finite person is an intellect, sensibility, and will; but these are circumscribed by innumerable limitations.
noun plural -ties
late 14c., "capability of being perceived by the senses; ability to sense or perceive," from Old French sensibilite, from Late Latin sensibilitatem (nominative sensibilitas), from sensibilis (see sensible). Rarely recorded until the emergence of the meaning "emotional consciousness, capacity for higher feelings or refined emotion" (1751). Related: Sensibilities.