Sensibility vs Sentimental - What's the difference?

sensibility | sentimental |


As a noun sensibility

is the ability to sense, feel or perceive; especially to be sensitive to the feelings of another.

As an adjective sentimental is

characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

sensibility

English

Noun

(sensibilities)
  • The ability to sense, feel or perceive; especially to be sensitive to the feelings of another
  • 'I think sensibility is important in a relationship.'
  • (chiefly, in the plural) An acute awareness or feeling
  • 'I apologize if I offended your sensibilities, but that's the truth of the matter.'

    sentimental

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion
  • derived from emotion rather than reason; of or caused by sentiment
  • romantic
  • Derived terms

    * sentimentalism * sentimentality * sentimentally

    Quotations

    * 1885 : , *: Are you in sentimental mood? *: I'll sigh with you. * 1944 : , *: Gonna take a Sentimental Journey, *: Gonna set my heart at ease. *: Gonna make a Sentimental Journey, *: to renew old memories.

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