Definition for SENS'I-BLE-NESS


  1. Possibility of being perceived by the senses; as, the sensibleness of odor or sound.
  2. Actual perception by the mind or body; as, the sensibleness of an impression on the organs. [Bin cu.]
  3. Sensibility; quickness or acuteness of perception; as, the sensibleness of the eye. – Sharp.
  4. Susceptibility; capacity of being strongly affected, or actual feeling; consciousness; as, the sensibleness of the soul and sorrow for sin. – Hammond.
  5. Intelligence; reasonableness; good sense.
  6. Susceptibility of slight impressions. [See Sensible, No. 9, 10.]

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