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, sensibleadjective

    showing reason or sound judgment

    "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"

  2. sensible, sensitiveadjective

    able to feel or perceive

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

  3. sensibleadjective

    readily perceived by the senses

    "the sensible universe"; "a sensible odor"

  4. sensibleadjective

    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


  1. sensibleadjective

    Perceptible by the senses.

  2. sensibleadjective

    Easily perceived; appreciable.

  3. sensibleadjective

    Able to feel or perceive.

  4. sensibleadjective

    Of or pertaining to the senses; sensory.

  5. sensibleadjective

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

  6. sensibleadjective

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

  7. sensibleadjective

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sensibleadjective

    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. Sensibleadjective

    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. Sensibleadjective

    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. Sensibleadjective

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

  5. Sensibleadjective

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

  6. Sensibleadjective

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

  7. Sensiblenoun

    sensation; sensibility

  8. Sensiblenoun

    that which impresses itself on the sense; anything perceptible

  9. Sensiblenoun

    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

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  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. Martin Weale:

    I didn't realize that the Western Isles are a big shellfish exporter to Spain. This was at the time of the euro crisis and people were talking about difficulties in getting paid from Spain and worrying about whether it was sensible to send these consignments.

  2. Socrates:

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

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    Yes there are disagreement on how we go forward in terms of gun safety, but I think the vast majority of the American people want us to move forward in sensible ways which keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them.

  4. Alan Woodward:

    The only sensible way to tackle it is to 'pull the plug' so that it can't spread any more until you can isolate the affected machines and work out a remediation plan.

  5. Ilan Solot:

    This is brinkmanship. In the end, everybody will probably be sensible but there's a risk of a policy mistake. Part of the problem is both sides feel emboldened, greece is in a better economic situation than it was before ... and the government has a strong mandate from the people to change. But the EU is emboldened too because there are a lot more backstops than before, the ESM (European Stability Mechanism) is in place, and you can see the contagion is so much smaller. Spanish and Italian yields hardly moved in this crisis.

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  • waarneembaarAfrikaans
  • معقولArabic
  • assenyat, sensatCatalan, Valencian
  • wahrnehmbar, spürbar, vernünftigGerman
  • komprenemaEsperanto
  • razonable, sensatoSpanish
  • tietoinen, järkevä, järjellinen, ymmärrettävä, käytännöllisyysFinnish
  • sensé, raisonnable, sensibleFrench
  • céadfaíoch, céadfach, inchéadfaithe, réasúnta, ciallmharIrish
  • toinnte, glicScottish Gaelic
  • érzékenyHungarian
  • խելամիտArmenian
  • 賢明なJapanese
  • 현명한Korean
  • عاقڵKurdish
  • suvokiamas protu, pajėgus pajusti ar suvokti, lengvai suvokiamasLithuanian
  • praktisch, zinnig, aanzienlijk, functioneel, aanwijsbaar, gevoelig, waarneembaar, merkbaar, verstandigDutch
  • fornuftigNorwegian
  • sensownyPolish
  • sensatoPortuguese
  • chibzuit, inteligent, sesizabil, logic, considerabil, rezonabil, simțitor, mare, apreciabil, rațional, conștient, sensibil, perceptibil, observabil, practicRomanian
  • здравомы́слящий, целесообра́зный, разу́мный, чувстви́тельный, восприи́мчивый, ощути́мый, благоразу́мный, рациона́льный, здра́вый, сознаю́щий, практи́чный, зна́ющийRussian
  • fSwedish
  • розумнийUkrainian
  • פיליקYiddish
  • 明智的Chinese

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