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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
References in classic literature ?
Did one ever hear such sensible things out of the mouth of a wise man?
I was so ashamed of my folly, when I thought of the past--so completely discouraged, so rudely shaken in my confidence in myself, when I thought of the future, that, for once in a way, I accepted sensible advice when it was offered to me.
A sensible man, and he had looked like a very sensible man, why should it be an object to him?
I wish, though, it were not so, and that one could be good, and respectable, and sensible without making one's self a guy.
He is rich, and brave, and sensible, and I do nothing but talk to him of you.
My one sensible course to take in this emergency was to find out which way my own interests pointed, and to go that way without a moment's unnecessary hesitation.
Moreover, the Rostovs' affairs were seriously embarrassed, as the suitor could not but know; and above all, Vera was twenty-four, had been taken out everywhere, and though she was certainly good-looking and sensible, no one up to now had proposed to her.
You couldn't possibly be sensible and useful, Phil, so you'd better pine away and die," said Anne cruelly.
Possibly you think that Adam was not at all sagacious in his interpretations, and that it was altogether extremely unbecoming in a sensible man to behave as he did--falling in love with a girl who really had nothing more than her beauty to recommend her, attributing imaginary virtues to her, and even condescending to cleave to her after she had fallen in love with another man, waiting for her kind looks as a patient trembling dog waits for his master's eye to be turned upon him.
She began first to be sensible of this, and to sigh for her conversation, as she walked along the pump-room one morning, by Mrs.
Those dresses are good, sensible, serviceable dresses, without any frills or furbelows about them, and they're all you'll get this summer.
My lord," says she, looking down upon her fan, "I know you must be sensible how uneasy this pretended passion of yours hath made me.