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1. showing reason or sound judgment;
- Example: "a sensible choice"
- Example: "a sensible person"
[syn: reasonable, sensible]

2. able to feel or perceive;
- Example: "even amoeba are sensible creatures"
- Example: "the more sensible parts of the skin"
[syn: sensible, sensitive]

3. readily perceived by the senses;
- Example: "the sensible universe"
- Example: "a sensible odor"

4. aware intuitively or intellectually of something sensed;
- Example: "made sensible of his mistakes"
- Example: "I am sensible that the mention of such a circumstance may appear trifling"- Henry Hallam
- Example: "sensible that a good deal more is still to be done"- Edmund Burke

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sensible \Sen"si*ble\, a. [F., fr. L. sensibilis, fr. sensus sense.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Air is sensible to the touch by its motion. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] The disgrace was more sensible than the pain. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] Any very sensible effect upon the prices of things. --A. Smith. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; capable of perceiving by the instrumentality of the proper organs; liable to be affected physsically or mentally; impressible. [1913 Webster] Would your cambric were sensible as your finger. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence: Liable to impression from without; easily affected; having nice perception or acute feeling; sensitive; also, readily moved or affected by natural agents; delicate; as, a sensible thermometer. "With affection wondrous sensible." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Perceiving or having perception, either by the senses or the mind; cognizant; perceiving so clearly as to be convinced; satisfied; persuaded. [1913 Webster] He [man] can not think at any time, waking or sleeping, without being sensible of it. --Locke. [1913 Webster] They are now sensible it would have been better to comply than to refuse. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 5. Having moral perception; capable of being affected by moral good or evil. [1913 Webster] 6. Possessing or containing sense or reason; giftedwith, or characterized by, good or common sense; intelligent; wise. [1913 Webster] Now a sensible man, by and by a fool. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Sensible note or Sensible tone (Mus.), the major seventh note of any scale; -- so called because, being but a half step below the octave, or key tone, and naturally leading up to that, it makes the ear sensible of its approaching sound. Called also the leading tone. Sensible horizon. See Horizon, n., 2. (a) . [1913 Webster] Syn: Intelligent; wise. Usage: Sensible, Intelligent. We call a man sensible whose judgments and conduct are marked and governed by sound judgment or good common sense. We call one intelligent who is quick and clear in his understanding, i. e., who discriminates readily and nicely in respect to difficult and important distinction. The sphere of the sensible man lies in matters of practical concern; of the intelligent man, in subjects of intellectual interest. "I have been tired with accounts from sensible men, furnished with matters of fact which have happened within their own knowledge." --Addison. "Trace out numerous footsteps . . . of a most wise and intelligent architect throughout all this stupendous fabric." --Woodward. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sensible \Sen"si*ble\, n. 1. Sensation; sensibility. [R.] "Our temper changed . . . which must needs remove the sensible of pain." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. That which impresses itself on the sense; anything perceptible. [1913 Webster] Aristotle distinguished sensibles into common and proper. --Krauth-Fleming. [1913 Webster] 3. That which has sensibility; a sensitive being. [R.] [1913 Webster] This melancholy extends itself not to men only, but even to vegetals and sensibles. --Burton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sensible adj 1: showing reason or sound judgment; "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person" [syn: reasonable, sensible] [ant: unreasonable] 2: able to feel or perceive; "even amoeba are sensible creatures"; "the more sensible parts of the skin" [syn: sensible, sensitive] [ant: insensible] 3: readily perceived by the senses; "the sensible universe"; "a sensible odor" 4: aware intuitively or intellectually of something sensed; "made sensible of his mistakes"; "I am sensible that the mention of such a circumstance may appear trifling"- Henry Hallam; "sensible that a good deal more is still to be done"- Edmund Burke
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

210 Moby Thesaurus words for "sensible": acknowledging, acquainted with, admissible, alive to, all there, all-knowing, apperceptive, appercipient, appreciable, appreciative, appreciative of, apprehending, apprehensible, apprehensive, apprised of, ascertainable, awake to, aware, aware of, balanced, behind the curtain, behind the scenes, beholden, bright, budget, cheap, clearheaded, clearminded, cogent, cognizable, cognizant, cognizant of, commonsense, compos mentis, comprehending, conceptive, conceptual, concrete, conscious, conscious of, considerable, cool, coolheaded, corporeal, credible, crediting, delicate, detectable, discernible, discreet, discursive, down-to-earth, earthy, easy, economic, economy, emotionable, evident, feeling, frugal, good, grateful, gross, hardheaded, healthy-minded, hep to, ideational, impressible, impressionable, impressive, in the know, in the secret, indebted to, inexpensive, informed of, insightful, intellectual, intelligent, judicious, just, justifiable, knowing, knowledgeable, legitimate, let into, levelheaded, live, logical, low, low-priced, lucid, manageable, manifest, material, matter-of-fact, mentally sound, mindful, mindful of, moderate, modest, much obliged, no stranger to, noetic, nominal, normal, not so dumb, noticeable, objective, obliged, observable, obvious, of sound mind, omniscient, on to, palpable, passible, patent, perceivable, perceptible, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, phenomenal, philosophical, physical, plausible, ponderable, positivistic, practical, practical-minded, pragmatic, prehensile, privy to, prudent, rational, real, realist, realistic, reasonable, reasoned, receptive, recognizable, respectable, responsive, right, sagacious, sage, sane, sane-minded, scientific, scientistic, secular, seeable, seized of, sensational, sensible of, sensible to, sensile, sensitive, sensitive to, sentient, shabby, shoddy, shrewd, significant, sober, sober-minded, soft, softhearted, solid, sophic, sound, sound-minded, sound-thinking, straight-thinking, streetwise, strong-minded, substantial, substantive, susceptible, susceptive, sympathetic, tangible, tender, tenderhearted, thankful, together, token, undeceived, under obligation, understanding, unexpensive, unideal, unidealistic, unromantic, unsentimental, visible, warmhearted, weighable, well-argued, well-balanced, well-founded, well-grounded, well-thought-out, wholesome, wise, wise to, within means, worldly, worth the money