Sensible meaning

sĕn'sə-bəl
The definition of sensible is someone or something that conforms with the rules of logic and that makes sense given the situation.

An example of sensible is a level-headed person who makes good decisions.

An example of sensible is a good decision that is made.

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Having a perception of something; cognizant.
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Perceptible or appreciable by the senses or by the mind.

A sensible difference in temperature.

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(archaic) Liable to external impression; easily affected; sensitive.

A sensible thermometer.

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Perceptible to the intellect.
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Easily perceived or noticed; marked; striking; appreciable.
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Having senses; capable of receiving sensation; sensitive.
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Having appreciation or understanding; emotionally or intellectually aware.

Sensible of another's grief.

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Having or showing good sense or sound judgment; intelligent; reasonable; wise.
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Perceptible by the senses or by the mind.
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Having the faculty of sensation; able to feel or perceive.
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Having a perception of something; cognizant.
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(now dated or formal) Perceptible by the senses.
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(archaic) Able to feel or perceive.
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Of or pertaining to the senses; sensory.
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(archaic) Cognizant; having the perception of something; aware of something.
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Acting with or showing good sense; able to make good judgements based on reason.
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Characterized more by usefulness or practicality than by fashionableness, especially of clothing.
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(obsolete) Sensation; sensibility.
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(obsolete) That which impresses itself on the senses; anything perceptible.
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(obsolete) That which has sensibility; a sensitive being.
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That can cause physical sensation; perceptible to the senses.
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Origin of sensible

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin sēnsibilis from sēnsus sense sense
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin sensibilis (“perceptible by the senses, having feeling, sensible"), from sentire (“to feel, perceive"), past participle sensus.
    From Wiktionary