Origin of sentientClassical Latin sentiens, present participle of sentire, to perceive by the senses: see sense
Keiko believes that plants have sentient capabilities so she talks to them daily and sometimes plays music for them.
Someone who can perceive how others are feeling is an example of someone who would be described as sentient.
- Having sense perception; conscious: “The living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage” ( T.E. Lawrence )
- Experiencing sensation or feeling.
Origin of sentientLatin sentiēns sentient- present participle of sentīre to feel ; see sent- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more sentient, superlative most sentient)
From Latin sentÄ«ens (“feeling, perceiving"), present active participle of sentiÅ.
- All living and sentient things are formed out of insentient atoms.
- Its warm touch seemed so like a human caress, I really thought it was a sentient being, capable of loving and protecting me.
- Finally, in the spirit of Plato's Phaedo and the dialogue Eudemus, the Protrepticus holds that the soul is bound to the sentient members of the body as prisoners in Etruria are bound face to face with corpses; whereas the later view of the De Anima is that the soul is the vital principle of the body and the body the necessary organ of the soul.
- Flesh-eating entailing necessarily an immense volume of pain upon the sentient animal creation should be abstained from by the "higher classes" in the evolutionary scale.
- But the main purport of the treatise was the exposition of an elaborate system of celestial harmonies depending on the various and varying velocities of the several planets, of which the sentient soul animating the sun was the solitary auditor.