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sensible

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of sensible

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

  2. 2 according to the rules of logic this is the only sensible conclusion Synonyms of sensible analytic (or analytical), coherent, consequent, good, rational, reasonable, logical, sound, valid, well-founded, well-groundedWords Related to sensible a posteriori, a priori, syllogistic; cognitive, empirical (also empiric); defendable, defensible, justifiable, maintainable, supportable, sustainable, tenableNear Antonyms of sensible 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 of sensible 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 of sensible commonsense, commonsensible, commonsensical, firm, hard, informed, just, justified, levelheaded, logical, rational, reasonable, reasoned, good, sober, solid, valid, well-foundedWords Related to sensible actual, real, true; certain, sure; certified, validated, verified; confirmed, corroborated, substantiated; cogent, convincing; colorable, credible, plausibleNear Antonyms of sensible unsubstantiated, unsupported, unwarranted; flimsy, implausible, unconvincing, weak; fallacious, false, misguided, misledAntonyms of sensible 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 of sensible alive, apprehensive, aware, cognizant, mindful, conscious, sentient, ware, wittingWords Related to sensible alert, attentive, careful, cautious, heedful, observant, open-eyed, regardful, safe, vigilant, wary, watchful, wide-awake; hyperaware, hyperconsciousNear Antonyms of sensible careless, heedless, inattentive, incautious, mindless, unguarded, unheeding, unwaryAntonyms of sensible insensible, oblivious, unaware, unconscious, unmindful, unwitting

Synonym Discussion of sensible

material, physical, corporeal, phenomenal, sensible, objective mean of or belonging to actuality. material implies formation out of tangible matter; used in contrast with spiritual or ideal it may connote the mundane, crass, or grasping.
    • material values
physical applies to what is perceived directly by the senses and may contrast with mental, spiritual, or imaginary.
    • the physical benefits of exercise
corporeal implies having the tangible qualities of a body such as shape, size, or resistance to force.
    • artists have portrayed angels as corporeal beings
phenomenal applies to what is known or perceived through the senses rather than by intuition or rational deduction.
    • scientists concerned with the phenomenal world
sensible stresses the capability of readily or forcibly impressing the senses.
    • the earth's rotation is not sensible to us
objective may stress material or independent existence apart from a subject perceiving it.
    • no objective evidence of damage

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