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Definition of the adjective sensible

What does sensible mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more sensible / sensibler | most sensible / sensiblest

  1. showing reason or sound judgment
  2. able to feel or perceive
  3. readily perceived by the senses
    • examples: the sensible universe | a sensible odor
    • similar: perceptible
  4. aware intuitively or intellectually of something sensed
    • 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

Alternative definition of the adjective sensible


  1. [context: now dated or formal] Perceptible by the senses.
  2. Easily perceived; appreciable.
  3. Able to feel or perceive.
  4. Of or pertaining to the senses; sensory.
  5. Cognizant; having the perception of something; aware of something.
  6. Acting with or showing good sense; able to make good judgements based on reason.
  7. Characterized more by usefulness or practicality than by fashionableness, especially of clothing.


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Google previewThe Retirement Plan Solution (2009)

The Reinvention of Defined Contribution by Don Ezra, Bob Collie, Matthew X. Smith

The answer is: They are both sensible. Being sensible isn't amatterof seeing whoendsup with the most money. It's a matter of making a choice you can live with.People are different. Being sensible means knowing what sortofperson you are, ...

Google previewAdvanced Teaching Methods for the Technology Classroom (2006)

by Petrina, Stephen

Being sensible means acting politically, or intervening in the issues of inequity, injustice and exclusion that are invariably exposed through questioning. Of course, this active intervening entails the production of political artifacts or alternative ...

Google previewThe Century (1921)

by Making of America Project

Being sensible means not wanting anything much, and being prudent means not trying to get what you want, and being cautious means not taking what you want even when you can get it. If you like him, 'Melie, and don't mind getting married, ...

Google previewPregnancy Weight Management (2000)

Before, During, and After by Theresa Francis-Cheung

Being sensible means listening to your body and paying attention to any signals it sends you — for example, pain or tiredness. Stop exercising immediately if you experience any of the following: • Bleeding or spotting or heavy discharge.

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

Pleasurable sensations are called sensible pleasures, painful sensations sensible pains. The pleasurable sensations leave behind them pleasurable ideas, which are called mental or intellectual pleasures ; and in the same manner the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

Anatomy the foot, the sensible frog is much confined in its moand diseases of the foot of the horse; to which, and to Anatomy osth tion. By this immobility of the cartilages, the horse Mr Freeman's work on the same subject, werefer such ofthe ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia (1809)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

Pleasurable sensations are called sensible plea- rares, painful sensations sensible pains. The pleasm-ablc sensations leave behind them pleasurable ideas, which are called mental or intellectual pleasures ; and in the same manner the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition (2012)

by S. George Philander

Sensible heat refers to heat that is sensed, such as by a thermometer or the human body. It manifests itself as a rise or fall in air temperature. If the flow of energy to or from a substance or surface causes a rise or fall in temperature, then it is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change (2008)

by S. George Philander

sensible heat. By contrast, if the movement of energy to or from a substance has a different result, such as evaporation, there will be no change in temperature. In this case, the energy is held dormant in the substance for release should the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Postmodernism (2003)

by Victor E. Taylor, Charles E. Winquist

sensible transcendental 36 l rhythmic motility of energy and psychic drives that perpetually condenses and displaces into stases and phases. This rhythmic motility is heterogenous, synchronic, and necessary to the order of the symbolic.

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1994)

by Henry Watson Fowler

Just as ingenuity is not ingenuousness, but ingeniousness, so sensibility is not sensibleness, but sensitiveness ; to the familiar contrasted pair sense <r> sensibility correspond the adjectives sensible <£ sensitive — an absurd arrangement, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition (2008)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

The sensible organization needs to be understood in the context ...

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No opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible. (Wystan Hugh Auden)
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Scrabble value of S1E1N1S1I1B3L1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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