sensibility

Word of the Day

sensibility

noun
sen·​si·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē \
plural sensibilities
1 ability to receive sensations : sensitiveness
2 peculiar susceptibility to a pleasurable or painful impression (as from praise or a slight) —often used in plural
3 awareness of and responsiveness toward something (such as emotion in another)
4 refined or excessive sensitiveness in emotion and taste with especial responsiveness to the pathetic

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Jenny had a mouthful of cheese,
And she began to wheeze
Then loosed an explosive sneeze.
Her friends, with gentle sensibilities
Patted her back and said,
“Don’t do that again, please!”

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