Sentient Definition

sĕnshənt, -shē-ənt, -tē-ənt
adjective
Of, having, or capable of feeling or perception; conscious.
Webster's New World
Experiencing sensation or feeling.
American Heritage Medicine
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.
YourDictionary
(chiefly in science fiction) Possessing human-like knowledge and intelligence.
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
noun

Lifeform with the capability to feel sensation, such as pain.

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Other Word Forms of Sentient

Noun

Singular:
sentient
Plural:
sentients

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

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