showing reason or sound judgment
"a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"
able to feel or perceive
"even amoeba are sensible creatures"; "the more sensible parts of the skin"
readily perceived by the senses
"the sensible universe"; "a sensible odor"
aware intuitively or intellectually of something sensed
"made sensible of his mistakes"; "I am sensible that the mention of such a circumstance may appear trifling"- Henry Hallam; "sensible that a good deal more is still to be done"- Edmund Burke
English Synonyms and Antonyms
One is aware of that which exists without him; he is conscious of the inner workings of his own mind. Sensible may be used in the exact sense of conscious, or it may partake of both the senses mentioned above. One may be sensible of his own or another's error; he is conscious only of his own. A person may feel assured or sure of something false or non-existent; what he is aware of, still more what he is conscious of, must be fact. Sensible has often a reference to the emotions where conscious might apply only to the intellect; to say a culprit is sensible of his degradation is more forcible than to say he is conscious of it.
On the stormy sea, man is conscious of the limitation of human power.
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How to use sensible in a sentence?
Such a wife as I want... must be young, handsome I lay most stress upon a good shape, sensible a little learning will do, well-bread, chaste, and tender. As to religion, a moderate stock will satisfy me. She must believe in God and hate a saint.
I still think that the Greek exit scenario is an outlier, any sensible strategy would be to plan for the worst and hope for the best.
They were very keen that there was no duplication of effort (on testing) ... We are trying to work out what would be a sensible cooperative programme of testing.
I have always said I think that it is sensible that we should: ISIL don't recognize a border between Iraq and Syria and neither should we but I need to build the argument, I need to take it to parliament, I need to convince more people, we won't hold that vote unless we can see that parliament would endorse action because to fail on this would be damaging. It is not a question of damaging the government it is a question of not damaging our country and its reputation in the world.
This is something of a tacit admission that Apple is struggling to be innovative on the iPhone front and needs longer to come up with radical new ideas, that said, it is a sensible move that reflects the reality of the market and will allow Apple to re-set expectations, of both the market and consumers, in terms of the product lifecycle.
Translations for sensible
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- assenyat, sensatCatalan, Valencian
- spürbar, wahrnehmbar, vernünftigGerman
- sensato, razonableSpanish
- järjellinen, järkevä, tietoinen, ymmärrettävä, käytännöllisyysFinnish
- raisonnable, sensé, sensibleFrench
- réasúnta, céadfaíoch, céadfach, ciallmhar, inchéadfaitheIrish
- glic, toinnteScottish Gaelic
- pajėgus pajusti ar suvokti, lengvai suvokiamas, suvokiamas protuLithuanian
- functioneel, verstandig, gevoelig, aanwijsbaar, merkbaar, waarneembaar, zinnig, aanzienlijk, praktischDutch
- perceptibil, rațional, rezonabil, inteligent, simțitor, mare, apreciabil, chibzuit, observabil, practic, sensibil, conștient, considerabil, sesizabil, logicRomanian
- разу́мный, целесообра́зный, чувстви́тельный, восприи́мчивый, ощути́мый, рациона́льный, здравомы́слящий, зна́ющий, практи́чный, сознаю́щий, здра́вый, благоразу́мныйRussian
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