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sen·tient

 (sĕn′shənt, -shē-ənt, -tē-ənt)
adj.
1. Having sense perception; conscious: "The living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage" (T.E. Lawrence).
2. Experiencing sensation or feeling.

[Latin sentiēns, sentient-, present participle of sentīre, to feel; see sent- in Indo-European roots.]

sen′tient·ly adv.

sentient

(ˈsɛntɪənt)
adj
having the power of sense perception or sensation; conscious
n
rare a sentient person or thing
[C17: from Latin sentiēns feeling, from sentīre to perceive]
ˈsentiently adv

sen•tient

(ˈsɛn ʃənt)

adj.
1. having the power of perception by the senses; conscious.
2. characterized by sensation and consciousness.
[1595–1605; < Latin sentient-, s. of sentiēns, present participle of sentīre to feel; see -ent]
sen′tient•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sentient - endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousnesssentient - endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence
insensate, insentient - devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation; "insentient (or insensate) stone"
2.sentient - consciously perceiving; "sentient of the intolerable load"; "a boy so sentient of his surroundings"- W.A.White
conscious - knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts; "remained conscious during the operation"; "conscious of his faults"; "became conscious that he was being followed"

sentient

adjective feeling, living, conscious, live, sensitive, reactive sentient creatures, human and nonhuman alike

sentient

adjective
1. Marked by comprehension, cognizance, and perception:
Slang: hip.
Idiom: on to.
2. Able to receive and respond to external stimuli:
Translations

sentient

[ˈsenʃənt] ADJsensitivo, sensible

sentient

[ˈsɛntiənt] adj [being, creature] → doué(e) de sens

sentient

sentient

[ˈsɛntɪənt] adj (frm) (creature, being) → sensibile, senziente
References in classic literature ?
This opinion, in its general form, was that of the sentience of all vegetable things.
Each day he tried the lifting of greater weight, and it seemed almost as if the machine had a sentience of its own, which was increasing with the obstacles placed before it.
Not a thing seemed to be stirring, but all to be grim and fixed as death or fate, so that a thin streak of white mist, that crept with almost imperceptible slowness across the grass towards the house, seemed to have a sentience and a vitality of its own.