- having the power of perception by the senses; conscious.
- characterized by sensation and consciousness.
- a person or thing that is sentient.
- Archaic. the conscious mind.
Origin of sentient
Examples from the Web for unsentient
The 'distant' is eternal glory and intelligence; the other principle some have called the unsentient primary.The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha
This is either a dissolution of the mutual involution of the atoms, or a similar dispersion of the unsentient elements.Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
In short, as body is the unsentient cause of all feelings, so mind is the sentient subject (in the German sense) of them, viz.Analysis of Mr. Mill's System of Logic
Not even the unreasoning animal, the speechless plant, the unsentient stone, shall be excluded from this universal festival.The Essence of Christianity
- having the power of sense perception or sensation; conscious
- rare a sentient person or thing
Word Origin and History for unsentient
1630s, "capable of feeling," from Latin sentientem (nominative sentiens) "feeling," present participle of sentire "to feel" (see sense (n.)). Meaning "conscious" (of something) is from 1815.
- Having sense perception; conscious.
- Experiencing sensation or feeling.