sensible person

gevoelig persoon

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  • sensible person — logical person, intelligent person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sensible - sensitive — ◊ sensible A sensible person makes good decisions and judgements based on reason rather than emotion. She considered they were sufficiently sensible and trustworthy to go into the village. ◊ sensitive Sensitive has two meanings. A sensitive… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sensible */*/ — UK [ˈsensəb(ə)l] / US adjective Metaphor: A sensible person is like someone who is physically well balanced and controlled, who stands up straight or still. A person who cannot control their emotions is like someone who falls over or cannot stand …   English dictionary

  • sensible — sen|si|ble W3S3 [ˈsensıbəl] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin sensibilis, from sensus; SENSE1] 1.) reasonable, practical, and showing good judgment ▪ She seems very sensible. ▪ sensible advice ▪ It s sensible to keep a note of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sensible — adjective isn t this the sensible thing to do? a sensible young man Syn: practical, realistic, responsible, reasonable, commonsensical, rational, logical, sound, balanced, grounded, sober, no nonsense, pragmatic, levelheaded, thoughtful, dow …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • sensible — sen|si|ble [ sensəbl ] adjective * 1. ) reasonable and practical: This seems to be a sensible way of dealing with the problem. I don t see how any sensible person could agree with him. It would be sensible to consult everybody first. a ) sensible …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sensible — adj. 1 having or showing wisdom or common sense; reasonable, judicious (a sensible person; a sensible compromise). 2 a perceptible by the senses (sensible phenomena). b great enough to be perceived; appreciable (a sensible difference). 3 (of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sensible Erection — (SE) describes itself as an uncensored collaborative weblog , [ [ Sensible Erection | About] , teh matt , March 2002.] with over 20,000 registered members. [ Registered: 22348 as of December 7th, 2007.… …   Wikipedia

  • sensible — sensible, sensitive 1. The primary meaning of sensible is ‘having (common) sense’, i.e. the opposite of foolish, and of sensitive ‘easily offended or emotionally hurt’. In these uses they hardly get in each other s way. Where they overlap is in… …   Modern English usage

  • sensible — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, seem, sound ▪ This approach seems very sensible to me. ▪ become ADVERB ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Sensible horizon — Horizon Ho*ri zon, n. [F., fr. L. horizon, fr. Gr. ? (sc. ?) the bounding line, horizon, fr. ? to bound, fr. ? boundary, limit.] 1. The line which bounds that part of the earth s surface visible to a spectator from a given point; the apparent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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