how to pronounce sentient


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sentient is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of sentient in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… as many sentient beings as possible to …”

meanings of sentient


  1. Possessing human-like awareness and intelligence.
  2. Able to consciously perceive through the use of sense faculties.
  3. Experiencing sensation, thought, or feeling.


  1. An intelligent, self-aware being.
  2. Lifeform with the capability to feel sensation, such as pain.

sentient frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sentient occurs in english on average 1.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sentient can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that sentient can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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