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synonyms for sentient

  • able to recognize
  • alert
  • apperceptive
  • attentive
  • awake
  • aware
  • cognizant
  • feeling
  • in on
  • in the right mind
  • informed
  • knowing
  • noticing
  • observing
  • perceiving
  • receptive
  • recognizing
  • responsive
  • seeing
  • sensitive to
  • understanding
  • watchful
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