- (1) having the power of perception by the senses; conscious. (2) characterized by sensation and consciousness.
- In its maddening dash through the swirling dustthe machine takes on the attributes of a sentient thing.
He was such an asshole that my arms actually became sentient beings with a sense of justice and gave him a faceful of fist.
Look at someone-look into their eyes-and you can't fail to see the intelligent, sentient ,emotionally alive creature inside.
The suffering of sentient beings-humans and animals.
Many times companion animals are replaced with less sentient animals such as rodents.