Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section I. Affections in General
Section IV. Possessive Relations

822. Sensibility.

   NOUN:SENSIBILITY, sensibleness, sensitiveness; moral sensibility; impressibility, affectibility; susceptibleness, susceptibility, susceptivity; mobility; vivacity, vivaciousness; tenderness, softness; sentimentality, sentimentalism.
  excitability [See Excitability]; fastidiousness [See Fastidiousness]; physical sensibility [See Physical Sensibility]; sensitive plant.
  SORE POINT, sore place; quick, raw; where the shoe pinches.
   VERB:BE SENSIBLE &c. adj.; have a tender, – warm, – sensitive- heart; be all heart.
  take to heart, treasure up in the heart; shrink, wince, blench, quiver.
  “die of a rose in aromatic pain” [Pope]; touch to the quick; touch -, flick one- on the raw.
   ADJECTIVE:SENSIBLE, sensitive; impressible, impressionable; susceptive, susceptible; alive to, impassionable, gushing [colloq.]; warm-hearted, tender-hearted, soft-hearted; tender, soft, maudlin, sentimental, romantic; enthusiastic, impassioned, highflying, spirited, mettle- some, vivacious, lively, expressive, mobile, tremblingly alive; excitable [See Excitability]; oversensitive, without skin, thin-skinned; fastidious [See Fastidiousness].
   ADVERB:SENSIBLY &c. adj.; to the quick, on the raw, to the inmost core.
  1. Mens æqua in arduis.
  2. Let the galled jade wince.—Hamlet
  3. The bravest are the tenderest.—Taylor
  4. If she could weep, they said, She could love, they said.—Dunsany