Sentient meaning

sĕnshənt, -shē-ənt, -tē-ənt
The definition of sentient is able to be aware or to perceive or feel things.

Someone who can perceive how others are feeling is an example of someone who would be described as sentient.

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Having sense perception; conscious.
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Experiencing sensation or feeling.
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Experiencing sensation or feeling.
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Of, having, or capable of feeling or perception; conscious.
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Experiencing sensation, thinking, thought, or feeling.
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(chiefly in science fiction) Possessing human-like knowledge and intelligence.
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Lifeform with the capability to feel sensation, such as pain.
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Origin of sentient

  • Latin sentiēns sentient- present participle of sentīre to feel sent- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sentÄ«ens (“feeling, perceiving"), present active participle of sentiō.

    From Wiktionary