a sense of occasion

a feeling that a time or event is special or important

His performance was totally lacking in any sense of occasion.


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  • (a) sense of occasion — a sense of occasion phrase a feeling that a time or event is special or important His performance was totally lacking in any sense of occasion. Thesaurus: feelings of pleasure and excitementsynonym Main entry: occasion * * * a sense of ocˈcasion… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sense — sense1 W1S1 [sens] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: sens, from Latin sensus, from sentire to feel ] 1.) a feeling about something sense of ▪ Afterwards I felt a great sense of relief. ▪ She has a strong sense of loyalty …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sense — 1 /sens/ noun JUDGMENT/UNDERSTANDING 1 (U) good understanding and judgment, especially about practical things: have the sense to do sth: You should have had the sense to turn off the electricity before touching the wires. see also: common sense 2 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • occasion — oc|ca|sion1 W2S1 [əˈkeıʒən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(time)¦ 2¦(special event)¦ 3¦(cause/reason)¦ 4 if (the) occasion arises 5 on occasion 6 on the occasion of something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Latin occasio, from occidere to fall down …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • occasion — oc|ca|sion1 [ ə keıʒn ] noun *** 1. ) count a time at which something happens: on one occasion (=once): On one occasion we had to walk all the way home. on an earlier occasion: We tested a similar product on an earlier occasion. on occasion… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • occasion — 1 noun 1 TIME a) (C) a time when something happens: on an occasion: She had met Zahid on an earlier occasion. | I ve seen Jana with them on several occasions. b) (singular) a suitable or favourable time (+ for): We used the meeting as an occasion …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sense — [[t]se̱ns[/t]] ♦ senses, sensing, sensed 1) N COUNT Your senses are the physical abilities of sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste. → See also sixth sense She stared at him again, unable to believe the evidence of her senses. ...a keen sense… …   English dictionary


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