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sensibility

noun uk   /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
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