senso-, sens-, sensi-, sensori-, sent-
(Latin: feeling, perception through physical awareness; to discern or detect by touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing, etc.)
The words in this list refer either to physical or mental perceptions, or a combination of both of them.
Sentences usually have subjects and verbs and should be constructed to form complete sentences2. A punishment given to someone who has been convicted of breaking the law as indicated by a legal court: The sentence of the first offender for possession of drugs was five years in prison.
3. Etymology: from a Latin ancestor sententia, which originally meant "feeling" because it was a derivative of sentire, "to feel".
Later, it expanded to mean "an opinion, a judgment"; which developed into the use of English sentence, meaning "judicial declaration of punishment".
2. Concerning the use of maxims, proverbs, etc., especially in a way that is pompous and moralizing; regarding the inclination to moralize more than is merited or appreciated: Joan had a clear speaking style, but when she was writing, she tended to use a more sententious style, filling the pages with moralistic phrases.
3. Etymology: "full of meaning," from Middle French (about 1400-1600) sententieux, from Latin sententiosus, "full of meaning, pithy"; from sententia, "opinion, maxim". The meaning of "addicted to pompous moralizing" was first recorded in 1598.
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2. The simplest form of cognition, in which there is insignificant awareness without any associated meanings: The zoology students devised a way to test the sentience of frogs by determining whether the they could learn to associate the flashing of a light with the provision of food.
3. A capacity for feeling; consciousness: After hitting her head on the dashboard at the time of her accident, Sandy lost her sentience for a few minutes.
2. Regarding an animal or a human being that responds emotionally rather than intellectually: Carol is convinced that her cat has sentient reactions when she is packing her suitcase to go on vacation because her feline always reacts by being sad and angry.
2. A feeling of sympathy, kindness, love, etc.: Bridget looks forward to seeing movies that have warmth and sentiment in them and avoids the violent and cruel ones.
Jack and Jill took a sentimental journey back to California where they had met and married twenty years ago.