What does sensible mean?

Definitions for sensible
ˈsɛn sə bəlsen·si·ble

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sensible.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reasonable, sensible(adj)

    showing reason or sound judgment

    "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"

  2. sensible, sensitive(adj)

    able to feel or perceive

    "even amoeba are sensible creatures"; "the more sensible parts of the skin"

  3. sensible(adj)

    readily perceived by the senses

    "the sensible universe"; "a sensible odor"

  4. sensible(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. sensible(Adjective)

    Perceptible by the senses.

  2. sensible(Adjective)

    Easily perceived; appreciable.

  3. sensible(Adjective)

    Able to feel or perceive.

  4. sensible(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the senses; sensory.

  5. sensible(Adjective)

    Cognizant; having the perception of something; aware of something.

  6. sensible(Adjective)

    Acting with or showing good sense; able to make good judgements based on reason.

  7. sensible(Adjective)

    Characterized more by usefulness or practicality than by fashionableness, especially of clothing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sensible(adj)

    capable of being perceived by the senses; apprehensible through the bodily organs; hence, also, perceptible to the mind; making an impression upon the sense, reason, or understanding; ////// heat; sensible resistance

  2. Sensible(adj)

    having the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; capable of perceiving by the instrumentality of the proper organs; liable to be affected physsically or mentally; impressible

  3. Sensible(adj)

    hence: Liable to impression from without; easily affected; having nice perception or acute feeling; sensitive; also, readily moved or affected by natural agents; delicate; as, a sensible thermometer

  4. Sensible(adj)

    perceiving or having perception, either by the senses or the mind; cognizant; perceiving so clearly as to be convinced; satisfied; persuaded

  5. Sensible(adj)

    having moral perception; capable of being affected by moral good or evil

  6. Sensible(adj)

    possessing or containing sense or reason; giftedwith, or characterized by, good or common sense; intelligent; wise

  7. Sensible(noun)

    sensation; sensibility

  8. Sensible(noun)

    that which impresses itself on the sense; anything perceptible

  9. Sensible(noun)

    that which has sensibility; a sensitive being

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sensible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3737

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sensible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2193

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sensible' in Adjectives Frequency: #475

How to pronounce sensible?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say sensible in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sensible in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sensible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of sensible in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Barton:

    When a load of bricks, dumped on a corner lot, can arrange themselves into a house; when a handful of springs and screws and wheels, emptied on a desk, can gather themselves into a watch, then and not until then will it seem sensible, to some of us at least, to believe that all these thousands or millions of worlds could have been created, balanced and set to revolving in their separate orbits -- all without any directing intelligence at all.

  2. Socrates:

    Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.

  3. Chief Executive Ben van Beurden:

    This deal makes sense if over the next 20-30 years the oil price is above the low $60s. At that level it is value accretive. I think that’s an entirely reasonable, sensible risk to take.

  4. Georges Clémenceau:

    When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isnt a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.

  5. Cao Weidong:

    Modern naval warfare often requires the mobilization and deployment of a large number of ships while the mass production of naval ships in peacetime is not economically sensible, therefore, it is a common practice that shipbuilders reserve some military application platforms on their civilian vessels so they can serve the navy in wartime.

Images & Illustrations of sensible

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Translations for sensible

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  • waarneembaarAfrikaans
  • معقولArabic
  • assenyat, sensatCatalan, Valencian
  • spürbar, wahrnehmbar, vernünftigGerman
  • komprenemaEsperanto
  • sensato, razonableSpanish
  • järjellinen, järkevä, tietoinen, ymmärrettävä, käytännöllisyysFinnish
  • raisonnable, sensé, sensibleFrench
  • réasúnta, céadfaíoch, céadfach, ciallmhar, inchéadfaitheIrish
  • glic, toinnteScottish Gaelic
  • érzékenyHungarian
  • խելամիտArmenian
  • 현명한Korean
  • عاقڵKurdish
  • pajėgus pajusti ar suvokti, lengvai suvokiamas, suvokiamas protuLithuanian
  • functioneel, verstandig, gevoelig, aanwijsbaar, merkbaar, waarneembaar, zinnig, aanzienlijk, praktischDutch
  • fornuftigNorwegian
  • sensownyPolish
  • sensatoPortuguese
  • 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
  • fSwedish
  • розумнийUkrainian
  • פיליקYiddish
  • 明智的Chinese

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