Meaning of SENSIBLE in English


— sensibleness , n. — sensibly , adv.

/sen"seuh beuhl/ , adj.

1. having, using, or showing good sense or sound judgment: a sensible young woman.

2. cognizant; keenly aware (usually fol. by of ): sensible of his fault.

3. significant in quantity, magnitude, etc.; considerable; appreciable: a sensible reduction in price.

4. capable of being perceived by the senses; material: the sensible universe.

5. capable of feeling or perceiving, as organs or parts of the body.

6. perceptible to the mind.

7. conscious: The patient was speechless but still sensible.

8. Archaic. sensitive.

[ 1325-75; ME sensibilis, equiv. to sens ( us ) SENSE + -ibilis -IBLE ]

Syn. 1. intelligent, sagacious, rational, reasonable. See practical. 2. conscious, understanding, observant. 4. perceptible, discernible, palpable.

Ant. 1. stupid.

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