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Definition of "sensible" []

  • Perceptible by the senses or by the mind. (adjective)
  • Readily perceived; appreciable. (adjective)
  • Having the faculty of sensation; able to feel or perceive. (adjective)
  • Having a perception of something; cognizant: "I am sensible that a good deal more is still to be done” ( Edmund Burke). See Synonyms at aware. (adjective)
  • Acting with or exhibiting good sense: a sensible person; a sensible choice. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sensible" in a sentence
  • ""Does the term sensible shoes mean anything to you?""
  • "He was looking for a client to build what he called sensible-sized houses."
  • "In Los Angeles, many argued for what they call sensible immigration reform."