Definition of Sensible

1. Adjective. Showing reason or sound judgment. "A sensible person"

2. Adjective. Able to feel or perceive. "The more sensible parts of the skin"

3. Adjective. Readily perceived by the senses. "A sensible odor"
Similar to: Perceptible
Derivative terms: Sense, Sensibility

4. Adjective. Aware intuitively or intellectually of something sensed. "Sensible that a good deal more is still to be done"
Similar to: Aware, Cognisant, Cognizant
Derivative terms: Sense, Sensibleness

Definition of Sensible

1. a. Capable of being perceived by the senses; apprehensible through the bodily organs; hence, also, perceptible to the mind; making an impression upon the sense, reason, or understanding; &?;&?;&?;&?;&?;&?; heat; sensible resistance.

2. n. Sensation; sensibility.

Definition of Sensible

1. Adjective. (context: now dated or formal) Perceptible by the senses. ¹

2. Adjective. Easily perceived; appreciable. ¹

3. Adjective. Able to feel or perceive. ¹

4. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the senses; sensory. ¹

5. Adjective. Cognizant; having the perception of something; aware of something. ¹

6. Adjective. Acting with or showing good sense; able to make good judgements based on reason. ¹

7. Adjective. Characterized more by usefulness or practicality than by fashionableness, especially of clothing. ¹

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Definition of Sensible

1. having or showing good judgment [adj -BLER, -BLEST] : SENSIBLY [adv] / something that can be sensed [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sensible

1. 1. Perceptible to the senses. 2. Capable of sensation. Synonym: sensitive. 4. Having reason or judgment; intelligent. Origin: L. Sensibilis, fr. Sentio, to feel, perceive (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sensible

senses of humor
senses of humour
sensible (current term)
sensible heat
sensible horizon
sensible perspiration
sensible temperature

Literary usage of Sensible

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"Mention mo kindly to Mr. Bacon, and make him sensible that if I did not write ... I learnt very soon how useless all attempts at making them sensible (as ..."

2. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1877)
"i oo units of sensible heat, and 536 „ of latent heat. Amounting together to 636 The same quantity of steam at I21°C.,) condensed at o°, gives out . ..."

3. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"... and really regarding him as she did with friendship, she had never been more sensible of Mr Knightley's high superiority of character. ..."

4. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: To which are Now First Added, I. An by John Locke (1828)
"... stone, &c. though the idea we have of either of them be but the complication or collection of those several simple ideas of sensible qualities, ..."

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