The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sensibility \Sen`si*bil"i*ty\, n.; pl. Sensibilities. [Cf. F.
sensibilit['e], LL. sensibilitas.]
1. (Physiol.) The quality or state of being sensible, or
capable of sensation; capacity to feel or perceive.
2. The capacity of emotion or feeling, as distinguished from
the intellect and the will; peculiar susceptibility of
impression, pleasurable or painful; delicacy of feeling;
quick emotion or sympathy; as, sensibility to pleasure or
pain; sensibility to shame or praise; exquisite
sensibility; -- often used in the plural. "Sensibilities
so fine!" --Cowper.
The true lawgiver ought to have a heart full of
His sensibilities seem rather to have been those of
patriotism than of wounded pride. --Marshall.
3. Experience of sensation; actual feeling.
This adds greatly to my sensibility. --Burke.
4. That quality of an instrument which makes it indicate very
slight changes of condition; delicacy; as, the sensibility
of a balance, or of a thermometer.
Syn: Taste; susceptibility; feeling. See Taste.