mentally and perceptually stimulating, as in a rich and meaningful sensory source (what a sensy window). Started an occasionalism (a variant of sensual) in pre-Mind usage, it exploded in the vernacular as a next catchword for “good” (talkilects have high rates of recycling for appreciation and depreciation terms: cool, swell, chewy, etc); while at its peak, the adjective was being rederived from sense as “reason,” “meaning,” “self-cognizance” — closer to sensible and away from sensual or sensitive. Long after its stroke of vogue, sensy emerged as an ironic term for something you perceive affectionately but cerebrally: a deep-breathing, alert, mindful intake.

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