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SENSIBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sensible mean? 

SENSIBLE (adjective)
  The adjective SENSIBLE has 4 senses:

1. showing reason or sound judgment
2. able to feel or perceive
3. readily perceived by the senses
4. aware intuitively or intellectually of something sensed

  Familiarity information: SENSIBLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SENSIBLE (adjective)


Sense 1sensible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing reason or sound judgment

Synonyms:

reasonable; sensible

Context examples:

a sensible choice / a sensible person

Similar:

tenable; well-founded (based on sound reasoning or evidence)

healthy; intelligent; level-headed; levelheaded; sound (exercising or showing good judgment)

commonsense; commonsensible; commonsensical (exhibiting native good judgment)

Also:

rational (consistent with or based on or using reason)

logical (capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning)

fair; just (free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules)

valid (well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force)

Attribute:

reasonableness (goodness of reason and judgment)


Sense 2sensible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Able to feel or perceive

Synonyms:

sensible; sensitive

Context examples:

even amoeba are sensible creatures / the more sensible parts of the skin

Also:

aware; cognisant; cognizant ((sometimes followed by 'of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception)

conscious (knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts)

sensitive (responsive to physical stimuli)

Antonym:

insensible (incapable of physical sensation)


Sense 3sensible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Readily perceived by the senses

Context examples:

the sensible universe / a sensible odor

Similar:

perceptible (capable of being perceived by the mind or senses)


Sense 4sensible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Aware intuitively or intellectually of something sensed

Context examples:

made sensible of his mistakes / I am sensible that the mention of such a circumstance may appear trifling / sensible that a good deal more is still to be done

Similar:

aware; cognisant; cognizant ((sometimes followed by 'of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception)


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