- the capacity for physical sensation; power of responding to stimuli; ability to feel
- pl. -·ties[often pl.]
- the capacity for being affected emotionally or intellectually, whether pleasantly or unpleasantly; receptiveness to impression
- the capacity to respond perceptively to intellectual, moral, or aesthetic values; delicate, sensitive awareness or responsiveness
- liability to be offended, repelled, etc.
Origin of sensibilityMiddle English from Middle French from Late Latin sensibilitas from Classical Latin sensibilis: see sensible