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sen·si·ble

 (sĕn′sə-bəl)
adj.
1.
a. Acting with or exhibiting good judgment; reasonable: a sensible person; a sensible choice.
b. Not ornate or impractical: a sensible hairdo; sensible shoes.
2. Having a perception of something; cognizant: "I am sensible that a good deal more is still to be done" (Edmund Burke). See Synonyms at aware.
3. Perceptible or appreciable by the senses or by the mind: a sensible difference in temperature.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sēnsibilis, from sēnsus, sense; see sense.]

sen′si·ble·ness n.
sen′si·bly adv.

sensible

(ˈsɛnsɪbəl)
adj
1. having or showing good sense or judgment: a sensible decision.
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (of clothing) serviceable; practical: sensible shoes.
3. (Physiology) having the capacity for sensation; sensitive
4. capable of being apprehended by the senses
5. perceptible to the mind
6. (sometimes foll by of) having perception; aware: sensible of your kindness.
7. readily perceived; considerable: a sensible difference.
n
(Music, other) Also called: sensible note a less common term for leading note
[C14: from Old French, from Late Latin sēnsibilis, from Latin sentīre to sense]
ˈsensibleness n
ˈsensibly adv

sen•si•ble

(ˈsɛn sə bəl)

adj.
1. having, using, or showing good sense or sound judgment: a sensible young woman.
2. cognizant; aware: sensible of his fault.
3. capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind: the sensible universe.
4. capable of feeling or perceiving, as organs or parts of the body.
5. conscious: The patient was speechless but still sensible.
6. appreciable: a sensible improvement.
[1325–75; < Old French < Latin sēnsibilis]
sen′si•ble•ness, n.
sen′si•bly, adv.

sensible

sensitive
1. 'sensible'

A sensible person makes good decisions and judgements based on reason rather than emotion.

She was a sensible girl and did not panic.
2. 'sensitive'

Sensitive has two meanings.

A sensitive person is easily upset or offended by other people's remarks or behaviour.

He is quite sensitive about his weight.
A sensitive child can get very upset by people arguing.

If someone is sensitive, they show awareness or understanding of other people's feelings.

It would not be very sensitive to ask him about his divorce.
His experiences helped him become less selfish and more sensitive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sensible - showing reason or sound judgment; "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"
fair, just - free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"
logical - capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning; "a logical mind"
rational - consistent with or based on or using reason; "rational behavior"; "a process of rational inference"; "rational thought"
valid - well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force; "a valid inference"; "a valid argument"; "a valid contract"
2.sensible - able to feel or perceive; "even amoeba are sensible creatures"; "the more sensible parts of the skin"
aware, cognisant, cognizant - (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception; "was aware of his opponent's hostility"; "became aware of her surroundings"; "aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"
conscious - knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts; "remained conscious during the operation"; "conscious of his faults"; "became conscious that he was being followed"
sensitive - responsive to physical stimuli; "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light"
insensible - incapable of physical sensation; "insensible to pain"; "insensible earth"
3.sensible - readily perceived by the senses; "the sensible universe"; "a sensible odor"
perceptible - capable of being perceived by the mind or senses; "a perceptible limp"; "easily perceptible sounds"; "perceptible changes in behavior"
4.sensible - aware intuitively or intellectually of something sensed; "made sensible of his mistakes"; "I am sensible that the mention of such a circumstance may appear trifling"- Henry Hallam; "sensible that a good deal more is still to be done"- Edmund Burke
aware, cognisant, cognizant - (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception; "was aware of his opponent's hostility"; "became aware of her surroundings"; "aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"

sensible

sensible

adjective
1. Composed of or relating to things that occupy space and can be perceived by the senses:
3. Able to receive and respond to external stimuli:
4. Marked by comprehension, cognizance, and perception:
Slang: hip.
Idiom: on to.
5. Possessing, proceeding from, or exhibiting good judgment and prudence:
Translations
عاقِل، حَكيممَعْقولمَعْقول، عَمَلي
moudrýpraktickýrozumný
følsomfornuftig
järkevä
razborit
òægilegurskynsamur
分別のある
현명한
blaiviai galvojantissveikai galvojantis
praktisksprātīgsracionālssaprātīgs
razumen
förnuftig
มีเหตุผล
aklı başındarahat ve kullanışlısağduyulu
có óc xét đoán

sensible

[ˈsensəbl] ADJ
1. (= having good sense) → sensato
she's a very sensible girles una chica muy sensata
be sensible!¡sé sensato!
it would be sensible to check firstlo más sensato sería comprobarlo antes
2. (= reasonable) [act] → prudente; [decision, choice] → lógico; [clothing, shoes] → práctico
that is very sensible of youen eso haces muy bien, me parece muy lógico
try to be sensible about itprocura ser razonable
3. (o.f.) (= appreciable) → apreciable, perceptible
4. (o.f.) (= aware) to be sensible ofser consciente de, darse cuenta de
I am sensible of the honour you do mesoy consciente del honor que se me hace

sensible

[ˈsɛnsɪbəl] adj
[person, character] → raisonnable; [decision, course of action] → sensé(e), raisonnable
Be sensible! → Sois raisonnable!
[shoes, clothes] → adapté(e)
Wear sensible shoes → Portez des chaussures adaptées.

sensible

adj
vernünftig; be sensible about itseien Sie vernünftig; that’s the sensible thing to dodas ist vernünftig
(liter: = aware) to be sensible of somethingsich (dat)einer Sache (gen)bewusst sein
(rare: = appreciable) → spürbar, merklich

sensible

[ˈsɛnsəbl] adj
a. (having good sense, person) → assennato/a
b. (act, decision, choice) → sensato/a, ragionevole; (clothing, shoes) → pratico/a
it would be more sensible (to do) → avrebbe più senso (fare)
c. (frm) (noticeable) → sensibile, rilevante

sensible

(ˈsensəbl) adjective
1. wise; having or showing good judgement. She's a sensible, reliable person; a sensible suggestion.
2. (of clothes etc) practical rather than attractive or fashionable. She wears flat, sensible shoes.
ˈsensibly adverb
in a sensible way. He sensibly brought a spare pair of shoes.

sensible

مَعْقول rozumný følsom vernünftig συνετός sensato järkevä raisonnable razborit giudizioso 分別のある 현명한 verstandig fornuftig rozsądny sensato благоразумный förnuftig มีเหตุผล sağduyulu có óc xét đoán 明智的
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It's all right, dear, and a very pretty idea, quite sensible too, for no one can ever mistake now.
He thought her infi- nitely more sensible and straightforward than George Willard, and was glad he had come away from his friend.
They begin to tell you what's sensible and what's foolish, and want you to stick at home all the time.
Beside being a respectable woman she was a very sensible one; and she knew there are some battles in life which a human being must fight alone.
Whether the path was hardly distinguishable, whether it disappeared, or whether it lay beaten and plain before him, made no sensible difference in his speed or certainty.
Notwithstanding the unfortunate circumstances of our company, and our dangerous situation, as surrounded with hostile savages, our meeting so fortunately in the wilderness made us reciprocally sensible of the utmost satisfaction.
The coroner's jury sat upon the corpse, and, like sensible men, returned an unassailable verdict of "Sudden Death
If, heretofore, l had been none of the warmest of partisans I began now, at this season of peril and adversity, to be pretty acutely sensible with which party my predilections lay; nor was it without something like regret and shame that, according to a reasonable calculation of chances, I saw my own prospect of retaining office to be better than those of my democratic brethren.
It was partly at such junctures as these and partly at quite different ones that, with the turn my matters had now taken, my predicament, as I have called it, grew most sensible.
As I sat there in that now lonely room; the fire burning low, in that mild stage when, after its first intensity has warmed the air, it then only glows to be looked at; the evening shades and phantoms gathering round the casements, and peering in upon us silent, solitary twain; the storm booming without in solemn swells; I began to be sensible of strange feelings.
Ere quitting, for the nonce, the Sperm Whale's head, I would have you, as a sensible physiologist, simply --particularly remark its front aspect, in all its compacted collectedness.
When John went into the stable he told James that master and mistress had chosen a good, sensible English name for me, that meant something; not like Marengo, or Pegasus, or Abdallah.