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Definition 1: able to feel or perceive - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where sensible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • even amoeba are sensible creatures
  • the more sensible parts of the skin

Synonyms for sensible in the sense of this definition

(means also ...) (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception

"was aware of his opponent's hostility" "became aware of her surroundings" "aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"

(means also ...) knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts

"remained conscious during the operation" "conscious of his faults" "became conscious that he was being followed"

(means also ...) responsive to physical stimuli

"a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch" "a sensitive voltmeter" "sensitive skin" "sensitive to light"

Definition 2: showing reason or sound judgment - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where sensible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sensible choice
  • a sensible person

Synonyms for sensible in the sense of this definition

(sensible is similar to ...) exhibiting native good judgment

"arrive home at a reasonable hour" "commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius" "unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated"

(sensible is similar to ...) exercising or showing good judgment

"healthy scepticism" "a healthy fear of rattlesnakes" "the healthy attitude of French laws" "healthy relations between labor and management" "an intelligent solution" "a sound approach to the problem" "sound advice" "no sound explanation for his decision"

(sensible is similar to ...) based on sound reasoning or evidence

"well-founded suspicions"

(means also ...) free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules

"a fair referee" "fair deal" "on a fair footing" "a fair fight" "by fair means or foul"

(means also ...) capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning

"a logical mind"

(means also ...) consistent with or based on or using reason

"rational behavior" "a process of rational inference" "rational thought"

(means also ...) well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force

"a valid inference" "a valid argument" "a valid contract"

(... are attributes of sensible) goodness of reason and judgment

"the judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges"

Definition 3: aware intuitively or intellectually of something sensed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sensible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • made sensible of his mistakes
  • I am sensible that the mention of such a circumstance may appear trifling
  • sensible that a good deal more is still to be done

(sensible is similar to ...) (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception

"was aware of his opponent's hostility" "became aware of her surroundings" "aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"

Definition 4: readily perceived by the senses - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sensible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sensible universe
  • a sensible odor

(sensible is similar to ...) capable of being perceived by the mind or senses

"a perceptible limp" "easily perceptible sounds" "perceptible changes in behavior" "a perceptible sense of expectation in the court"

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