Meaning of SENSIBLE in English


adj. 1 having or showing wisdom or common sense; reasonable, judicious (a sensible person; a sensible compromise). 2 a perceptible by the senses (sensible phenomena). b great enough to be perceived; appreciable (a sensible difference). 3 (of clothing etc.) practical and functional. 4 (foll. by of) aware; not unmindful (was sensible of his peril). sensible horizon see HORIZON 1b. sensibleness n. sensibly adv.

[ ME f. OF sensible or L sensibilis (as SENSE) ]

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