Antonyms for sensible

Grammar : Adj
Spell : sen-suh-buhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsɛn sə bəl

Definition of sensible

Origin :
  • late 14c., "capable of sensation or feeling;" also "capable of being sensed or felt, perceptible to the senses," hence "easily understood; logical, reasonable," from Late Latin sensibilis "having feeling, perceptible by the senses," from sensus, past participle of sentire "perceive, feel" (see sense (n.)). Of persons, "aware, cognizant (of something)" early 15c.; "having good sense, capable of reasoning, discerning, clever," mid-15c. Of clothes, shoes, etc., "practical rather than fashionable" it is attested from 1855.
  • Other Middle English senses included "susceptible to injury or pain" (early 15c., now gone with sensitive); "worldly, temporal, outward" (c.1400); "carnal, unspiritual" (early 15c., now gone with sensual). Related: Sensibleness.
  • adj realistic, reasonable
Example sentences :
  • Then we wonder that respect for the law shows a sensible decrease!
  • Extract from : « 'Tis Sixty Years Since » by Charles Francis Adams
  • "My aunt will treat the affair like the sensible woman she is," replied the earl.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • It is the sensible schemes, unfortunately, that are hopeless in England.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Parents and Children » by George Bernard Shaw
  • When a master does not consider what he is doing, a sensible servant should set him right.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • All foreigners break their wives' hearts—Nelly's a sensible girl!
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Everybody can't be as sensible and handsome as we are, you know.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • A sane and sensible wave seemed to be sweeping the whole country.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • How stolid they were and how matter of fact and how sensible.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • Now, for the first time, I was sensible that I had been really hurt by the fall.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • I'm as sensible as anybody, and I can't see any sense in our not marrying at once.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine

Synonyms for sensible

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