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Synonyms and Antonyms of sensible

  1. 1 able to be perceived by a sense or by the mind <a sensible change in temperature> Synonyms appreciable, apprehensible, detectable, discernible (also discernable), distinguishable, palpable, perceptibleRelated Words audible, observable, tangible, visible; clear, conspicuous, evident, eye-catching, manifest, noticeable, obvious, plain, ponderable, prominent, striking; apparent, distinct, identifiable, significant, straightforwardNear Antonyms inaudible, intangible, invisible; inconspicuous, indistinct, unnoticeable, unobtrusive; faint, insignificant, slight, trivial; buried, concealed, covert, disguised, hidden, obscure, shrouded, vagueAntonyms impalpable, imperceptible, inappreciable, indistinguishable, insensible, undetectable

  2. 2 according to the rules of logic <this is the only sensible conclusion> Synonyms analytic (or analytical), coherent, consequent, good, rational, reasonable, logical, sound, valid, well-founded, well-groundedRelated Words a posteriori, a priori, syllogistic; cognitive, empirical (also empiric); defendable, defensible, justifiable, maintainable, supportable, sustainable, tenableNear Antonyms casuistic (or casuistical), eristic (also eristical), fallacious, misleading, sophistic (or sophistical), specious; unarticulated; unscientific; absurd, cockeyed, crazy, daffy, fatuous, half-baked, half-witted, harebrained, insane, loony (also looney), mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, simpleminded, stupid, weak-minded, witless; senseless, thoughtless; uncompelling, unconvincingAntonyms illegitimate, illogical, incoherent, inconsequent, inconsequential, invalid, irrational, unreasonable, unsound, weak

  3. 3 based on sound reasoning or information <a sensible decision to delay marriage until they knew one another better> Synonyms commonsense, commonsensible, commonsensical, firm, hard, informed, just, justified, levelheaded, logical, rational, reasonable, reasoned, good, sober, solid, valid, well-foundedRelated Words actual, real, true; certain, sure; certified, validated, verified; confirmed, corroborated, substantiated; cogent, convincing; colorable, credible, plausibleNear Antonyms unsubstantiated, unsupported, unwarranted; flimsy, implausible, unconvincing, weak; fallacious, false, misguided, misledAntonyms groundless, illogical, invalid, irrational, nonrational, nonsensical, nonvalid, unfounded, uninformed, unjustified, unreasonable, unreasoned, unsound

  4. 4 having specified facts or feelings actively impressed on the mind <sensible of the shift in attitude by the general public on the issue> Synonyms alive, apprehensive, aware, cognizant, mindful, conscious, sentient, ware, wittingRelated Words alert, attentive, careful, cautious, heedful, observant, open-eyed, regardful, safe, vigilant, wary, watchful, wide-awake; hyperaware, hyperconsciousNear Antonyms careless, heedless, inattentive, incautious, mindless, unguarded, unheeding, unwaryAntonyms insensible, oblivious, unaware, unconscious, unmindful, unwitting

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