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!"
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.
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