Sentient

  • 1 sentient — sentient, sensitive, impressible, impressionable, responsive, susceptible can all mean readily affected by stimuli, usually external stimuli. Sentient implies a capacity to be affected through the senses; it may describe inclusively the lowest… …

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  • 2 Sentient — Éditeur Psygnosis Développeur Psygnosis Date de sortie 1997 (Europe, États Unis) Genre Aventure Mode de jeu Un j …

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  • 3 Sentient — Sen ti*ent, a. [L. sentiens, entis, p. pr. of sentire to discern or perceive by the senses. See {Sense}.] Having a faculty, or faculties, of sensation and perception. Specif. (Physiol.), especially sensitive; as, the sentient extremities of… …

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  • 4 Sentient — Sen ti*ent, n. One who has the faculty of perception; a sentient being. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 sentient — index conscious (aware), perceptive, responsive, sensitive (discerning) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 sentient — 1630s, capable of feeling, from L. sentientem (nom. sentiens) feeling, prp. of sentire to feel (see SENSE (Cf. sense)). Meaning conscious (of something) is from 1815 …

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  • 7 sentient — [adj] conscious able to recognize, alert, apperceptive, attentive, awake, aware, cognizant, feeling, informed, in on*, in the right mind, knowing, noticing, observing, perceiving, receptive, recognizing, responsive, seeing, sensitive to,… …

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  • 8 sentient — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to perceive or feel things. DERIVATIVES sentience noun sentiently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin sentire to feel …

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  • 9 sentient — [sen′shənt, sen′shē ənt] adj. [L sentiens, prp. of sentire, to perceive by the senses: see SENSE] of, having, or capable of feeling or perception; conscious sentiently adv …

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  • 10 sentient — adjective Etymology: Latin sentient , sentiens, present participle of sentire to perceive, feel Date: 1632 1. responsive to or conscious of sense impressions < sentient beings > 2. aware 3. finely sensitive in perception or feeling • sentiently… …

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  • 11 sentient — sentiently, adv. /sen sheuhnt/, adj. 1. having the power of perception by the senses; conscious. 2. characterized by sensation and consciousness. n. 3. a person or thing that is sentient. 4. Archaic. the conscious mind. [1595 1605; < L sentient… …

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  • 12 sentient — [[t]se̱ntiənt, ʃ(ə)nt[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A sentient being is capable of experiencing things through its senses. [FORMAL] ...sentient creatures human and nonhuman alike …

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  • 13 sentient — adj. Sentient is used with these nouns: ↑being …

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  • 14 sentient — sen|tient [ˈsenʃənt] adj formal or technical [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of sentire to feel, notice ] able to experience things through your senses ▪ Man is a sentient being …

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  • 15 sentient — sen|tient [ senʃənt, sentiənt ] adjective VERY FORMAL capable of feeling things through physical SENSES: sentient creatures …

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  • 16 sentient — [ sɛntɪənt, sɛnʃ(ə)nt] adjective able to perceive or feel things. Derivatives sentience noun sentiently adverb Origin C17: from L. sentient , sentire to feel …

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  • 17 sentient — adjective formal or technical having feelings and knowing that you exist: Man is a sentient being …

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  • 18 sentient — UK [ˈsenʃ(ə)nt] / UK [ˈsentɪənt] / US / US [ˈsenʃənt] adjective very formal capable of feeling things through physical senses sentient creatures …

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  • 19 sentient — sen•tient [[t]ˈsɛn ʃənt[/t]] adj. 1) having the power of perception by the senses; conscious 2) characterized by sensation and consciousness • Etymology: 1595–1605; < L sentient , s. of sentiēns, prp. of sentīre to feel; see ent sen′tient•ly,… …

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  • 20 sentient — /ˈsɛntiənt / (say senteeuhnt), /ˈsɛnʃənt / (say senshuhnt) adjective 1. that feels; having the power of perception by the senses. 2. characterised by sensation. –noun 3. someone or something that is sentient. 4. the mind. {Latin sentiens, present …

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