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sen•si•ble(ˈsɛn sə bəl)
A sensible person makes good decisions and judgements based on reason rather than emotion.
Sensitive has two meanings.
A sensitive person is easily upset or offended by other people's remarks or behaviour.
If someone is sensitive, they show awareness or understanding of other people's feelings.
|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|
wise stupid, silly, foolish, daft (informal), unwise, idiotic, injudicious, blind
intelligent ignorant, unreasonable, irrational, senseless, dumb-ass (slang)
she's a very sensible girl → es una chica muy sensata
be sensible! → ¡sé sensato!
it would be sensible to check first → lo más sensato sería comprobarlo antes
that is very sensible of you → en eso haces muy bien, me parece muy lógico
try to be sensible about it → procura ser razonable
Be sensible! → Sois raisonnable!
it would be more sensible (to do) → avrebbe più senso (fare)