sensible: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sen'su-bul), [key]
— adj.
  1. having, using, or showing good sense or sound judgment: a sensible young woman.
  2. cognizant; keenly aware (usually fol. by of&hasp;): sensible of his fault.
  3. significant in quantity, magnitude, etc.; considerable; appreciable: a sensible reduction in price.
  4. capable of being perceived by the senses; material: the sensible universe.
  5. capable of feeling or perceiving, as organs or parts of the body.
  6. perceptible to the mind.
  7. conscious: The patient was speechless but still sensible.
  8. sensitive.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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