sensible

[ sen-suh-buhl ]
/ ˈsɛn sə bəl /

adjective

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Origin of sensible

1325–75; Middle English < Old French < Latin sēnsibilis, equivalent to sēns(us) sense + -ibilis -ible

synonym study for sensible

1. See practical.

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British Dictionary definitions for sensibly

sensible
/ (ˈsɛnsɪbəl) /

adjective

noun

Also called: sensible note a less common term for leading note

Derived forms of sensible

sensibleness, nounsensibly, adverb

Word Origin for sensible

C14: from Old French, from Late Latin sēnsibilis, from Latin sentīre to sense
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Medical definitions for sensibly

sensible
[ sĕnsə-bəl ]

adj.

Perceptible by the senses or by the mind.
Having the faculty of sensation; able to feel or perceive.
Having a perception of something; cognizant.
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