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sensible

sen·si·ble

sensible

 
 
pronunciation:
sen s bl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having or showing sound judgment.
Her son had always made unwise decisions, and she wished he would be more sensible.I don't think that quitting your job is a sensible thing to do right now.
synonyms:
levelheaded, prudent, rational, reasonable
antonyms:
absurd, asinine, daft, foolish, half-baked, impractical, mad, nonsensical, senseless, silly, stupid, wild, zany
similar words:
credible, down-to-earth, hardheaded, intelligent, judicious, logical, plausible, politic, realistic, responsible, sagacious, sage, sane, sober, sound, thoughtful
definition 2: very aware; cognizant (usu. fol. by of).
He is no longer sensible of his surroundings.We are all sensible of your grief.Few were sensible of the event's seriousness at the time.
synonyms:
aware, cognizant, conscious
antonyms:
insensible
similar words:
attentive, awake, mindful, observant, regardful
definition 3: able to be perceived by the senses.
At first, the odor of the leaking gas was not sensible to the employees.
synonyms:
perceptible, phenomenal
antonyms:
insensible
similar words:
appreciable, concrete, corporeal, discernible, feeling, manifest, material, palpable, physical, real, substantial, tangible, visible
definition 4: able to perceive or feel; conscious.
Only the dogs were sensible to the noise.
synonyms:
conscious, sentient
antonyms:
insensible, senseless
similar words:
aware, sensitive
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derivations: sensibly (adv.), sensibleness (n.)
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