[ sen-suh-buhl ]
/ ˈsɛn sə bəl /
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having, using, or showing good sense or sound judgment: a sensible young woman.
cognizant; keenly aware (usually followed by of): sensible of his fault.
significant in quantity, magnitude, etc.; considerable; appreciable: a sensible reduction in price.
capable of being perceived by the senses; material: the sensible universe.
capable of feeling or perceiving, as organs or parts of the body.
perceptible to the mind.
conscious: The patient was speechless but still sensible.
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Origin of sensible
synonym study for sensible
1. See practical.
OTHER WORDS FROM sensible
sen·si·ble·ness, nounsen·si·bly, adverbnon·sen·si·ble, adjectivenon·sen·si·ble·ness, noun
non·sen·si·bly, adverbo·ver·sen·si·ble, adjectiveo·ver·sen·si·ble·ness, nouno·ver·sen·si·bly, adverbun·sen·si·ble, adjectiveun·sen·si·ble·ness, nounun·sen·si·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for sensible
/ (ˈsɛnsɪbəl) /
having or showing good sense or judgmenta sensible decision
(of clothing) serviceable; practicalsensible shoes
having the capacity for sensation; sensitive
capable of being apprehended by the senses
perceptible to the mind
(sometimes foll by of) having perception; awaresensible of your kindness
readily perceived; considerablea sensible difference
Also called: sensible note a less common term for leading note
Derived forms of sensiblesensibleness, nounsensibly, adverb
Word Origin for sensible
C14: from Old French, from Late Latin sēnsibilis, from Latin sentīre to sense
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