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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sensibleness - the quality of showing good sense or practical judgment
practicality - concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities
reasonableness - goodness of reason and judgment; "the judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges"


[ˈsensəblnɪs] N
1. (= good sense) → sensatez f
2. (= reasonableness) [of actions] → prudencia f; [of decision, choice] → lógica f; [of clothing] → lo práctico


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Numerous of Houellebecq's bitterest accounts are maintained for older women, their unrelenting requests for a sexual existence uncaringly ridiculed as a dishonor against sensibleness. Maturing denotes participating in an existence of sexlessness and disgrace, particularly for women.
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So selfish!' And you phone and phone, and when they finally pick up, you have wound yourself up beyond repair and have completely lost your mind as well as all sense of sensibleness, so you scream, 'WHY WEREN'T YOU ANSWERING?!!
That's fine, but when you're going for cars or houses - the big things - there has to be a certain amount of sensibleness in your choice."