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The first attempt at a response: there must have been a fall, a decline, and the road to salvation can only be the return of the sensible finite into the intelligible infinite.
Hans Urs von Balthasar

Meaning of "sensible" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SENSIBLE

From Old French, from Late Latin sēnsibilis, from Latin sentīre to sense.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SENSIBLE

sensible  [ˈsɛnsɪbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SENSIBLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sensible can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SENSIBLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sensible

Sensible may refer to: ▪ Captain Sensible, English rock guitarist ▪ French frigate Sensible, a 32-gun Magicienne-class frigate ▪ Sensible Sentencing Trust, a lobby group ▪ Sensible Software, a defunct video game company...

Definition of sensible in the English dictionary

The first definition of sensible in the dictionary is having or showing good sense or judgment. Other definition of sensible is serviceable; practical. Sensible is also having the capacity for sensation; sensitive.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SENSIBLE


apprehensible
ˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪbəl
crucible
ˈkruːsɪbəl
defensible
dɪˈfɛnsɪbəl
evincible
ɪˈvɪnsɪbəl
flexible
ˈflɛksɪbəl
inapprehensible
ɪnˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪbəl
irreducible
ˌɪrɪˈdjuːsɪbəl
miscibility
ˈmɪsɪbəl
ostensible
ɒˈstɛnsɪbəl
possible
ˈpɒsɪbəl
producible
prəˈdjuːsɪbəl
reproducible
ˌriːprəˈdjuːsɪbəl
sponsible
ˈspɒnsɪbəl
subsensible
sʌbˈsɛnsɪbəl
supersensible
ˌsuːpəˈsɛnsɪbəl
suprasensible
ˌsuːprəˈsɛnsɪbəl
suspensible
səˈspensɪbəl
unapprehensible
ʌnˌæprɪˈhensɪbəl
unsensible
ʌnˈsɛnsɪbəl
vincible
ˈvɪnsɪbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SENSIBLE

sensi
sensibilia
sensibilities
sensibility
sensible horizon
sensible note
sensibleness
sensibly
sensile
sensilla
sensillum
sensism
sensist
sensitisation
sensitise
sensitiser
sensitive
sensitive plant
sensitively
sensitiveness

WORDS THAT END LIKE SENSIBLE

accessible
admissible
collapsible
compatible
comprehensible
divisible
extensible
feasible
fusible
impossible
inaccessible
incomprehensible
invisible
irresponsible
irreversible
permissible
plausible
responsible
reversible
submersible
visible

Synonyms and antonyms of sensible in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SENSIBLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sensible» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sensible

Translation of «sensible» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SENSIBLE

Find out the translation of sensible to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sensible from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sensible» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

明智的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sensato
570 millions of speakers

English

sensible
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समझदार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَعْقول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

благоразумный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sensato
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিচক্ষণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

raisonnable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Masuk akal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vernünftig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

分別のある
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

현명한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyoto
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

có óc xét đoán
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விவேகமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शहाणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mantıklı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

giudizioso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozsądny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розумний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rațional
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συνετός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sinvolle
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förnuftig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fornuftig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sensible

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SENSIBLE»

The term «sensible» is very widely used and occupies the 11.180 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SENSIBLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sensible» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sensible» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sensible

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10 QUOTES WITH «SENSIBLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sensible.
1
Lloyd Alexander
My family pleaded with me to forget literature and do something sensible, such as find some sort of useful work.
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Paul Arden
We try to make sensible decisions with the facts in front of us. The problem with sensible decisions is that so is everyone else.
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W. H. Auden
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
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Beryl Bainbridge
It seems to me that a mutually beneficial relationship between a man and woman requires the man to be dominant. A sensible woman will allow the man to think he is the most important partner.
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Hans Urs von Balthasar
The first attempt at a response: there must have been a fall, a decline, and the road to salvation can only be the return of the sensible finite into the intelligible infinite.
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George Bancroft
Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
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James Belushi
Celebrities in general are pretty democratic, just being in the theater. Plus, I'm from Chicago. But Obama's sensible... he's just a reasonable, sensible human being.
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Sherwood Boehlert
And autos are not the only product that could be made more energy efficient if we just put in place sensible requirements. This is also true of many appliances and even of entire buildings.
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Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
The German Doctors say that persons sensible of harmony have one sense more than others.
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Jasper Carrott
I've always been sensible with my money. I can't say I'm a business genius.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SENSIBLE»

Discover the use of sensible in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sensible and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the ...
Sensible Ecstasy investigates the attraction to excessive forms of mysticism among twentieth-century French intellectuals and demonstrates the work that the figure of the mystic does for these thinkers.
Amy Hollywood, 2010
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Sensible Flesh: On Touch in Early Modern Culture
"As histories of corporeal experience in the period become at one more specific and more focused, this signal collection will stand as a tribute to the general power of such a particular focus."--Studies in English Literature
Elizabeth D. Harvey, 2003
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The Sensible Cook: Dutch Foodways in the Old and the New World
A volume of 25 translated and adapted recipes from Dutch cooks. The recipes inlude beef with ginger, pear tart and various fried cake so beloved by the Dutch.
Peter G. Rose, 1998
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Sensible Cruising Designs
The primary designs in this book are based on L. Francis Herreshoff's series of articles in the "Rudder magazine of the 1940's and 1950's detailing how to build many of his designs.
L. Francis Herreshoff, 1991
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The Sensible Guide to Forex: Safer, Smarter Ways to Survive ...
It is necessary for the prudent investor's financial survival. In The Sensible Guide to Forex, Cliff Wachtel provides a road map to the confusing landscape of foreign exchange currency trading.
Cliff Wachtel, 2012
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Sensible Shoes: A Story about the Spiritual Journey
Sharon Garlough Brown tells the moving story of four strangers as they reluctantly arrive at a retreat center and find themselves drawn out of their separate stories of isolation and struggle and into a collective journey of spiritual ...
Sharon Garlough Brown, 2013
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The Sensible Sleep Solution: A Guide to Sleep in Your Baby's ...
"Are you uncomfortable with the thought of controlled crying?
Sarah Blunden, Angie Willcocks, 2012
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Sensible Objects: Colonialism, Museums and Material Culture
This groundbreaking volume applies this idea to material culture and the social practices that endow objects with meanings in both colonial and postcolonial relationships.
Elizabeth Edwards, Chris Gosden, Ruth Phillips, 2006
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Sensible Politics: The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental ...
"Sensible Politics" considers the constitutive role played by aesthetic and performative techniques in the staging of claims by nongovernmental activists.
Meg McLagan, Yates McKee, 2012
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Sensible Shoes: A Story about the Spiritual Journey
fight. “What is itfze?” Mara asked, looking at the picture of the labyrinth on the handout. “That's just what I need—to get lost the very first day. I could be wandering around in circles for weeks!” Charissa appeared to be reading ahead. “You can't ...
Sharon Garlough Brown, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SENSIBLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sensible is used in the context of the following news items.
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LA needs these sensible gun-control measures
Last week, it was a movie theater in Lafayette, La. The week before, it was two military centers in Chattanooga, Tenn. Before that it was the Emanuel AME church ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
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A Sensible Question for Gun Owners
California has some of the nation's strongest gun safety laws, but one that requires citizens to supply a “good cause” for why they should be granted a license to ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
3
Editorial: Tax pushed by Sanders is a sensible idea
Editorial: Tax pushed by Sanders is a sensible idea. The financial transaction tax endorsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont could raise between $50 billion ... «Concord Monitor, Jun 15»
4
England's sensible slumber
SINCE England forged its union with Scotland in 1707, its commentators and politicians have sporadically fretted that it might end up under the yoke of other ... «The Economist, Jun 15»
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A sensible way forward on surveillance?
The debate over privacy and security has become increasingly fractious in recent years but David Anderson has laid out a road map which may offer a way ... «BBC News, Jun 15»
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Sensible Gun Regulation Isn't Unconstitutional
Conservative majorities in legislatures in the Southern and Western U.S. have aggressively expanded gun rights in recent years. But there is one venue where ... «Bloomberg View, Jun 15»
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Regrets linger like smoke after her sensible decision
When I was 15, I lived for a year in Iran with my grandmother. Some Friday afternoons, we would steal away from the chaos of Tehran and go to a traditional ... «Los Angeles Times, Jun 15»
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Sensible Sanctions
Maxim Shemetov / Reuters A Russian convoy of trucks drives along a road as Russian servicemen look on, near Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, August 14, 2014. «Foreign Affairs, May 15»
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Roberto Carlos's free-kick against France … recreated Sensible
Sensible Soccer: home of the swerving shot, well-judged sliding tackle and ... Sensible Soccer was always a computer game that rewarded a bit of swerve: bash ... «The Guardian, May 15»
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Bono defends U2's tax arrangements as 'sensible'
Bono said: “It's just some smart people we have working for us trying to be sensible about the way we're taxed. And that's just one of our companies, by the way. «The Guardian, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sensible [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sensible>. Jul 2020 ».
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