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English definition of “sensibility”

sensibility

noun     /ˌsen.sɪˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ US  /-səˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
C2 [U] an understanding of or ability to decide about what is good or valuable , especially in connection with artistic or social activities : literary / musical / artistic / theatrical / aesthetic sensibility The author has applied a modern sensibility (= way of understanding things) to the social ideals of an earlier age .Knowledge and awareness sensibilities [plural] feelings : In a multicultural society we need to show respect for the sensibilities of others .Feelings - general words
(Definition of sensibility noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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