What is another word for sentience?

141 synonyms found


[ sˈɛnʃəns], [ sˈɛnʃəns], [ s_ˈɛ_n_ʃ_ə_n_s]

Sentience, the ability to sense and perceive one's surroundings, is a complex concept. There are several synonyms that can be used for this term, including consciousness, awareness, perception, and sensitivity. Consciousness refers to the state of being aware of one's thoughts, emotions, and physical surroundings. Awareness denotes knowledge and understanding of a given situation. Perception involves the ability to interpret and make sense of sensory information. Sensitivity refers to the ability to detect and respond to signals from the environment. These synonyms can be used interchangeably to describe the state of being sentient and aware of one's surroundings.

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What are the hypernyms for Sentience?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Sentience?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for sentience?

Antonyms of the word "sentience" are related to the lack of consciousness or awareness of sentient beings. They include terms like insentience, numbness, unconsciousness, and inertness. Insentience refers to the state of being without sensation or feeling, such as inanimate objects like rocks or non-living things. Numbness describes a condition of no physical or emotional sensitivity, often seen in medical conditions or drug-induced states. Unconsciousness means a loss of awareness, as in sleep or a coma, and inertness refers to the absence of movement or activity. These antonyms of sentience highlight the importance of consciousness and awareness as fundamental aspects of being alive and sentient.

What are the antonyms for Sentience?

Usage examples for Sentience

And all this political life is the spontaneous work of unintelligent units; that is to say, we have results exceeding the highest ever attained by human intelligence, long before intelligence or sentience has yet been evolved.
"The Faith of the Millions (2nd series)"
George Tyrrell
Doubt was an extinguishing wave, and he clung to his book of the Law, besieging Church and State with it, pointing to texts of the law which proved her free to choose her lord and husband for herself, expressing his passionate love by his precise interpretation of the law: and still with the cold sentience gaining on him, against the current of his tumultuous blood and his hurried intelligence, of her being actually what he had named her in moments of playful vision-slippery, a serpent, a winding hare; with the fear that she might slip from him, betray, deny him, deliver him to ridicule, after he had won his way to her over every barrier.
"The Tragic Comedians, Complete"
George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
This opinion, in its general form, was that of the sentience of all vegetable things.
"Selections From Poe"
J. Montgomery Gambrill

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