HyperDic: sentient

English > 2 senses of the word sentient:
ADJECTIVEallsentient, animateendowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness
allsentientconsciously perceiving
English > sentient: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningendowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness.
Example"the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence
Synonymanimate
Attribute ofsentienceThe readiness to perceive sensations
NarrowersensateHaving physical sensation
Oppositeinsentient, insensateDevoid of feeling and consciousness and animation
Spanishsensible, sensitivo
Catalansensible, sensitiu
Nounssentiencestate of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
English > sentient: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningconsciously perceiving.
Examples
  • "sentient of the intolerable load"
  • "a boy so sentient of his surroundings"- W.A.White
Broaderconsciousknowing / knowing and perceiving
Nounssentiencethe readiness to perceive sensations
sentience, sentiencythe faculty through which the external world is apprehended

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