adjective sen·si·ble \ˈsen(t)-sə-bəl\

: having or showing good sense or judgment

: designed to be comfortable, useful, etc., rather than stylish

Full Definition of SENSIBLE

:  of a kind to be felt or perceived: as
a :  perceptible to the senses or to reason or understanding <felt a sensible chill> <her distress was sensible from her manner>
b archaic :  perceptibly large :  considerable
c :  perceptible as real or material :  substantial <the sensible world in which we live>
a :  capable of receiving sensory impressions <sensible to pain>
b :  receptive to external influences :  sensitive <the most sensible reaches of the spirit>
a :  perceiving through the senses or mind :  cognizant <sensible of the increasing heat>; also :  convinced by perceived evidence :  satisfied <sensible of my error>
b :  emotionally aware and responsive <we are sensible of your problems>
c :  conscious
:  having, containing, or indicative of good sense or reason :  rational, reasonable <sensible people> <made a sensible answer>
:  designed for practical ends (as comfort) rather than for appearance <sensible shoes>
sen·si·ble·ness noun
sen·si·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of SENSIBLE

  1. My teacher gave me some sensible advice.
  2. She was sensible enough to stop driving when she got too tired.
  3. She wore a sensible coat.

Origin of SENSIBLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin sensibilis, from sensus, past participle of sentire to feel
First Known Use: 14th century



Definition of SENSIBLE

:  something that can be sensed

First Known Use of SENSIBLE



adjective sen·si·ble \ˈsen(t)-sə-bəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SENSIBLE

:  perceptible to the senses or to reason or understanding <felt a sensible chill>
:  capable of receiving sensory impressions <sensible to pain>


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