Definition of 'sensible'
Example sentences containing 'sensible'
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You have to be sensible about it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Sensible artists get out while they are ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You give him some sensible advice about not showing out. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And they still need a sensible diet. The Sun (2010)You might think so and so might any other sensible person. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They may be caused by your shoes rubbing so padding and sensible footwear may solve the problem. The Sun (2008)This is a sensible and careful judgment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We need people to think and to be sensible about what they are doing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Far easier and more sensible just to get wet. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She offers sensible advice to the contestants and is a breath of fresh air. The Sun (2008)The most sensible person in your family has exciting news. The Sun (2011)That makes it difficult to reach a sensible judgment on whether this is a justified expense. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But you could be surprised when you make a sensible love choice rather than a more glamorous one. The Sun (2014)Your standard diet sounds very sensible. The Sun (2016)These are sensible, practical arrangements to ensure the transfer of new powers smoothly. Times, Sunday Times (2015)My daughter is sensible, quite sensitive. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Suddenly, that lottery seems rather sensible. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It has taken a practical, sensible approach to what is a tricky issue. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was all very sensitive and sensible, but a bit of a yawn. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Always wear sensible footwear around horses - flimsy sandals are dangerous. Your First Horse - buying, feeding, caring (1989)
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Translations for 'sensible'
British English: sensible /ˈsɛnsɪbl/ ADJECTIVE
A sensible person is able to make good decisions and judgements based on reason.
She was a sensible girl and did not panic.
- American English: sensible
- Arabic: مَعْقول
- Brazilian Portuguese: sensato
- Chinese: 明智的
- Croatian: razborit
- Czech: rozumný
- Danish: følsom
- Dutch: verstandig
- European Spanish: sensato
- Finnish: järkevä
- French: raisonnable
- German: vernünftig
- Greek: συνετός
- Italian: giudizioso
- Japanese: 分別のある
- Korean: 현명한
- Norwegian: fornuftig
- Polish: rozsądny
- European Portuguese: sensato
- Romanian: rațional
- Russian: благоразумный
- Spanish: sensato
- Swedish: förnuftig
- Thai: มีเหตุผล
- Turkish: sağduyulu
- Ukrainian: розумний
- Vietnamese: có óc xét đoán
Definition of sensible from the Collins English Dictionary
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