Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sentient”

See all translations

sentient

adjective uk   /ˈsen.tɪ.ənt/ /ˈsen.ʃənt/ formal us  
able to experience physical and possibly emotional feelings: It is hard for a sentient person to understand how any parents could treat their child so badly.
Translations of “sentient”
in Chinese (Traditional) 有知覺力的, 有感覺力的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有知觉力的, 有感觉力的…
(Definition of sentient from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sentient?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

ellipsis

a situation in which words are left out of a sentence but the sentence can still be understood

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More